Plan your visit


We are now beginning to reopen Wytham Woods to permit holders, using a booking system. Tickets will be released on Eventbrite roughly one week in advance

This new booking system will be used at first, to allow us to manage numbers as we will now be checking permits upon arrival. Managing access in this way places a burden upon our limited staff resources, and for this reason we will, at first, limit our opening days to Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, closing at 5pm.

Please book either a 'morning' ticket (arrival between 10 and 1) or an 'afternoon' ticket (arrive between 1 and 4).

You must be a permit holder in order to visit, as if you do not have both a valid permit and a ticket, we will sadly have to turn you away from the site.

For now, you must arrive at (and leave by) the Wytham entrance to the Woods. Please note that an alternative car park will be used - the village recreation ground; so please look out for signs directing you to it.

We hope to return to our usual rules of access as soon as possible and thank you for your cooperation in the meantime. Our usual rules still apply, in particular we remind you that no dogs or cycling are allowed.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Woods!



Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 10am to dusk

Weekends and bank holidays: dawn to dusk

The Woods are open every day of the year including bank holidays, unless essential management work is being undertaken.

Planned closure dates for essential management work

The entirety of Wytham Woods will be closed on the following dates:

Friday 17 January - Monday 20 January 2020 inclusive

Friday 14 February - Monday 17 February 2020 inclusive

Walking in the Woods

Walking in Wytham Woods requires a walking permit, these are free and the application process is simple. To apply please fill out this form or call 01865 726832.

Once you receive your permit please remember to keep it with you when you visit as you may be asked to produce it for inspection.

How to get here

Bus: The ST2 Science Transit Shuttle runs from Oxford to Wytham on an hourly basis. Visit the Thames Travel website for timetables, fares and route information.

The Number 6 bus runs from Oxford to Wolvercote, from which Wytham is a 20-25 minute walk. Visit the Oxford Bus Company website for timetable, fares and route information.

Car park: Wytham has free parking for a generous number of cars. Sat Nav users should use OX2 8QQ.

Bicycles are not allowed in Wytham Woods. Please leave them in the car park.

Directions: Take the turning next to the White Hart and then turn right onto the private road. Keep going up the hill until you reach the car park on the left.

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Disabled access

Wheelchair users can request gate combination numbers to ease access into the Woods. Powered wheelchairs can access the main woodland track. Please email to arrange this.

Please note that dogs are not allowed in the Woods.