Countryside: Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire
In Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire we look after a wide variety of landscapes, from woodlands to open downs. If you enjoy walking or cycling, there's bound to be a space to suit you. Here are our highlights:
Explore a varied landscape of open downs and woodland across the Chiltern Hills. The Ashridge Estate enjoys fantastic displays of autumn colour and springtime bluebells, panoramic views from the top of the Bridgewater Monument and plenty of wildlife.
These estates include the attractive, unspoilt villages of Buscot and Coleshill. There are circular walks and a series of footpaths criss-crossing the estates. They take in the countryside at Coleshill Park, the River Thames at Buscot and an Iron Age hill fort at Badbury Hill.
The rolling downland of Uffington is steeped in legend as well as ancient remains, including the internationally-renowned Bronze-Age Uffington White Horse. It’s a perfect place to reflect or just take in some stunning views.
Set in a rolling Chiltern hillside, the estate at Greys Court is a diverse mix of farmland and woodland. Through the year there's plenty of interest from bluebells to autumn colour in the beech woods. If you’re lucky you’ll spot a Red Kite soaring above you.
Four way-marked walks cover 700 acres of countryside and woodland on the Hughenden Manor estate. Our rangers run exciting activities such as woodland workouts and wild food walks to help you get closer to nature.
While famed for its gardens, Cliveden has extensive woodland lining the steep hills above the Thames. Explore miles of paths with stunning views over the gardens and surrounding countryside.
The house here is nestled in a beautiful valley on the Berkshire Downs, surrounded by woodland. There's plenty of wildlife to spot, including deer and a tree trail through the woods.
Situated in the picturesque Chiltern Hills, this group of popular beauty spots offers fabulous walking opportunities. Take a stroll through the intimate landscape of woods, farms and hamlets that make up much of the Chilterns.