Until 2009, Foxburrow Wood in Witney had a long history of intensive agricultural cattle grazing. After acquiring the land with the proceeds of the Wychwood Forest Fair, the Wychwood Forest Trust planted a carefully considered variety of native tree and scrub species on just under half the old field system.
Since then there has been an explosion in the small mammal, insect, and bird populations at Foxburrow Wood, and visitors regularly comment on the site's ever-changing journey towards a more natural state.
A small seasonal stream passes through the centre of the gently sloping reserve. The Trust are working on ambitious plans to re-naturalise the stream and create a system of temporary and permanent wetlands at Foxburrow Wood.
Parking & Transport
- On site parking