Closure Dates

The Woods are closed for essential maintenance from the evening of Thursday 9th March 2017 until the morning of Tuesday 14th March 2017 inclusive. There is no access to the woodland at this time.

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Opening hours Monday to Friday 10.00 a.m. to dusk
  Weekends Dawn to dusk

The times of gate closure are shown on the main signs at both car parks.

The Woods are open every day of the year unless essential management work is being undertaken.
Any closure dates will appear in the box to the right.

Guided walks are available for groups of over fifteen. Bookings should be made via the Conservator.

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Wytham Woods Appeal Fund

Walking Permits are free to anyone who applies. On receiving the permit a letter explains that the University runs a voluntary donation scheme to raise money for the upkeep of the woods.

This fund is utilised to fund projects that improve Wytham Woods. Thus for instance benches have been bought, ponds restored, meadows fenced and then grazed to maintain their rich floras, and rides managed to allow easier access. We are also upgrading our entrance gates to allow easier access for mobility scooters and pushchairs.

Gift Aid Forms are available to increase the net worth of any donation.

Pastels and photographs are also sold to raise funds:

Royalties from Wytham Woods Oxford's Ecological Laboratory published by OUP also assist with the Appeal Fund.

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