Time for nature

  1. The Thames at Chimney Meadows. Credit Kerry Lock
    Chimney Meadows is one of Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserves and is well worth a visit at any time of year.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  2. Wychwood Wild Garden in Shipton
    Wychwood Wild Garden covers 12.5 acres of avenues, woods and ponds,much of which was laid out in the 1860s, and provides a haven for wildlife including many breeds of ducks and birds. It is owned and managed by the local community and offered as a place of peace and tranquillity to local residents, guests and visitors to the area.
    1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
  3. Harcourt Arboretum
    Explore over 130 acres of the world’s rare and endangered trees.
    1. The Thames Path - Kelmscott
      Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historical towns and cities, and finally through the heart of London to end at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    2. Undiscovered Cotswolds
      Explore traditional hot-spots and undiscovered hidden villages. Breath-taking scenery, meeting local animals, afternoon cream tea, punting or cycling. Group or private tailor-made tours run by us passionate and friendly locals - Graham and Ian.
      1. 1 May 202330 Sep 2024
    3. Bluebells at Foxholes Nature Reserve
      In spring, the woodland floor is vibrant with primroses, violets and early-purple orchids. In May, Foxholes is awash with bluebells, and by summer, the tall spikes of foxgloves are in their full glory. Later in the year, you can enjoy spectacular autumn colours, and Foxhole's fabulous fungi, with over 200 species recorded.
      1. 1 Jan 202431 Dec 2024
    4. Countryside view (photo courtesy of the National Trust, photo by John Miller)
      The National Trust estates at Buscot and Coleshill, two villages set in the middle of 7,000 acres of traditionally farmed countryside with miles of walks to explore as well as the Coleshill Heritage and Rural Skills Centre
    Saltridge Woods (Credit: Ken Long)