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We are in the middle of car park improvement works. There will be reduced car parking and at times the car park may be closed

Woodland with an Iron Age past

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Things to see and do

Walk our trails

Badbury woods in Bluebells

Badbury short walk around the woods 

Enjoy a short walk in National Trust woodlands close to Badbury Hill near Coleshill in Oxfordshire. You will see a large Iron Age Hill Fort, which in the Dark Ages may have been a key battle site betweeen ancient celtic people of Britain and the encroaching Anglo-Saxons. Legend has it that King Arthur himself led the Celtic British victory here. You will also see an almost forgotten firing range, used to prepare Britain’s secret resistence fighters during the Second World War.

Badbury clump

Orienteering at Badbury 

We have expanded our outdoor activities offer by including a new orienteering trail at Badbury. Orienteering is a great way to get some fresh air and is very family friendly. All you need for our trails is a route map and off you go. You can find out more about the trails here

Upcoming events

Nesting woodland bird trail at Badbury

Tue 18 Feb 2020
Join us on our nesting woodland bird trail this February half term around Badbury and discover all about the birds you can see and hear in our woods.

Badbury Dawn Chorus Walk

Sun 03 May 2020
Join one of our Rangers for an early morning stroll around Badbury to experience the glory of the dawn chorus. We will then have breakfast in the Carpenters Canteen at Coleshill.