By Car By Bus By Bicycle On Foot

Venue Location Grid reference/Post code
Shotover Hill top (and car park) East end of Old Road, Headington in South Oxfordshire District. SP5642 0622 / OX3 8TA
(nearest post code, then continue to top of hill)
Brasenose Farm Off the Oxford Ringroad (eastern section)
Accessable from south-bound carriageway only
SP5564 0494 / OX4 2FF
Horspath Village Hall In Horspath on Oxford Road. On entering Horspath from Oxford: the first building on the left. Ample parking. SP5702 0460 / OX33 1RT
The Horspath Hub In Horspath on The Green. Park at the Village Hall (above) and walk the short distance into the village. The old chapel is on the left. SP5715 0473 / OX33 1RP




By Car


Approaching Oxford from Coming from Initial Directions, then see below table for details
The North Stratford Banbury Bicester
M40 Junction 9
Get to the Oxford Ring Road and go clockwise to the 'Headington Road Roundabout', then see map and below.
For Shotover Hill 'Light Blue route'
For Brasenose Farm 'Green route'
The West Witney Get to the Oxford Ring Road and go clockwise to the 'Headington Road Roundabout' then see map and below.
For Shotover Hill 'Light Blue route'
For Brasenose Farm 'Green route'
The East London M40 Junction 8,A40 Meet the Oxford Ring Road at the Headington Roundabout then see map and below.
For Shotover Hill 'Light Blue route'
For Brasenose Farm 'Green route'
The South/
Southwest
Abingdon Wallingford
Faringdon
Get to the Oxford Ring Road and go anti-clockwise to the 'Cowley Junction'then see map and below.
For Shotover Hill 'Red route'
For Brasenose Farm 'Blue route'
Southeast Stadhampton Watlington Meet the Oxford Ring Road at the 'Cowley Junction'; turn right - up onto Ring Road flyover then see map and below.
For Shotover Hill 'Red route'
For Brasenose Farm 'Blue route'


To Shotover Hill - Light Blue route on Map.
From the HEADINGTON ROUNDABOUT (Not rush hour)
Take the exit to Oxford and Headington (A420);
Go to Headington centre traffic lights and turn left onto Windmill Road;
Go to next (non-pedestrian) traffic lights and turn left onto Old Road;
Go all the way up Old Road, over the ring-road bridge, up the hill to the car park.

From the HEADINGTON ROUNDABOUT (Rush hour alternative)
Take the exit to Cowley (A4142);
Go straight on at the local traffic lights;
After 2km, approach the next traffic lights in the right-hand lane;
Continue following Red route on Map (below) from 'Homebase lights'.

To Shotover Hill - Red route on Map.
From the COWLEY JUNCTION

Carry on along ring road to SECOND set of traffic lights;
Turn left at 'Homebase' (to Headington);
From 'Homebase' lights go up to 'Corner House' pub mini-roundabout and turn right;
Go to first non-pedestrian traffic lights and turn right into Old Road;
Go all the way up Old Road, over the ring-road bridge, up the hill to the car park.

To Brasenose Farm - Green route on Map. From the HEADINGTON ROUNDABOUT
Take the exit to Cowley (A4142)
Go straight on at the 'local' traffic lights;
After 2km, approach the next traffic lights in the left lane;
Go straight on signalling left;
After a very short distance turn left onto the track signed 'Brasenose Farm'.

To Brasenose Farm - Blue route on Map. From the COWLEY JUNCTION
Carry on along ring road to SECOND set of traffic lights;
Turn left at the 'Homebase' lights (to Headington);
Turn around to return to the 'Homebase' lights
(for example, by going up to 'Corner House' pub mini-roundabout and go all the way round);
Be in the LEFT LANE at the lights but TURN RIGHT onto the south-bound Ringroad.
Get into the left lane signalling left;
After a very short distance turn left onto the track signed 'Brasenose Farm'.




By Bus


Alight at
(see Map)
Bus number Company From To Getting off at Frequency Then on foot
A --- Park and Ride Oxford Centre
Headington Shops
Thorn Hill Thorn Hill Frequent 30 mins walk Take the footpath at the side of ‘Nielsen Ltd.’, follow it to the far left corner of the field, and climb the narrow path onto Shotover.
A --- Park and Ride Oxford Centre
Headington Shops
Aylesbury Thorn Hill Frequent 30 mins walk Take the footpath at the side of ‘Nielsen Ltd.’ , follow it to the far left corner of the field , and climb the narrow path onto Shotover.
B 10 Stagecoach Oxford Centre Cowley Centre Titup Hall Lane 20 mins
Hourly on Sundays
15 mins walk Walk to the ‘Crown & Thistle’ pub and turn right up Old Road.
B 15 Oxford Bus Co. Oxford Centre Wood Farm Titup Hall Drive 20 mins
Hourly on Sundays
15 mins walk Walk to the ‘Crown & Thistle’ pub and turn right up Old Road.
C 10 Stagecoach Oxford Centre JR Hospital Hollow Way 20mins
hourly on Sundays
10 mins walk Walk to the ‘Corner House’ pub, turn right up Horspath Driftway. Cross the dual-carriageway into Slade Camp South.
D 103/104 Thames Travel Oxford Centre via Cowley Road Weatley or Milton Horspath Village Green Hourly
Not Sundays
15 mins walk Walk up Blenheim Road, continuing up the track to Shotover.



By Bicycle

From Oxford

Cycle (eastwards)up Old Road (Headington)towards Wood Farm, past the 'Crown and Thistle',over the Oxford Ring Road bridge and continue up hill to the car park where there is a cylce rack for locking up.

From Wheatley

Cycle (westwards)up Old Road (Wheatley)to the top of the hill, the car park is at the far end of the plateaux, where there is a cylce rack for locking up.

From Oxford Ring Road(see above map)

At the point where Old Road (Headington) passes over the Oxford Ring Road, there are shallow steps on the northside up which a cycle can by pushed.



On Foot


Pedestrian entrances are as follow (Anticlockwise from Old Road Headington)

From the West

  1. Keep going east up Old Road, Headington. Pass the 'Crown and Thistle', over the Oxford Ring Road bridge and up the hill.
  2. Further south at the Horspath Driftway traffic lights('Homebase Store') there is an entrance into Slade Camp Field with access to Brasenose Wood.

From the South

  1. At the eastern end of the Horspath Road Athletics track, there is a footpath across the lower fields to the hill, or Brasenose Wood (to your left).
  2. In Horspath village, walk up Church Road until it becomes a rough track. There are entrances to the Country Park near to the bottom and top of the steep part of the track.

From the East

Keep going west up Old Road, Wheatley.

From the North

Just west of the Thornhill Park and Ride traffic lights there is a footpath by the side of Nielson Ltd. Follow the path to the far left corner of the field, and climb the narrow path to Shotover.