A place of possibilities


Only four miles from the ‘dreaming spires’ of Oxford, the peaceful, tranquil quality of our location is a world away from urban life. A visit to Hill End offers visitors the opportunity to be closer to nature, with the space and time to explore and appreciate the wonders of the natural environment.

We are passionate about all learning and offer a wide range of unique educational opportunities for all peoples learning and development. Hill End welcomes many different groups including schools, corporate volunteering and away days, toddler groups and adult classes and workshops.

Hill End has been offering educational experiences since the 1920s, when the Ffennell family purchased the Wytham estate. This history alone offers a truly special aspect to Hill End’s story and has been kept alive with memories from visitors old and new.

We invite you to take a look at what we offer and welcome you to contact us with any queries.

You can see and hear more about Hill End and our ethos in this short film from the University of Oxford’s Oxplore team – Is school the best place to learn? Or can the forest be a classroom too?


Please note that we hire our facilities to schools, companies and organised groups. We do not currently hire to private individuals for parties or accommodation. There is no public access to Hill End except for organised events. See our events pages for our latest programme.