Hill End is a stunning 67 acre site, blessed with a mixture of woodland, meadows, ponds and streams.
We encourage our visitors to enjoy as many of these beautiful natural spaces as possible during their stay. You can hire our good-value resources such as orienteering and map games to make exploring even more fun!
For DofE and walking groups, we can provide advice on tried and tested local routes, including traffic-free access to Wytham Woods (see below)
Our Local Area
We are also well located to explore the beautiful local Oxfordshire countryside.
Wytham Woods are our neighbours – the University of Oxford’s ‘laboratory with leaves’ is a private woodland, but free to visit with a walking permit. Visit their website to apply online. Special education access can also be granted for groups. Contact Wytham directly for permission via their enquiries contact (see website), or ask us for details.
We are just a five minute drive from Farmoor Reservoir, a Thames Water site with wetland reserves, birdwatching hides and home to the Oxford Sailing Club and Oxford Sail Training.
The River Thames passes close by, on its journey between Swinford and Oxford.
The beautiful City of Oxford is just 4 miles from Hill End, and one of the UK’s top visitor destinations – packed with history, museums, shopping and the world-class University.
Visit magnificent Blenheim Palace – birthplace of Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site.
The Cotwolds are a beautiful region of rolling hills, quaint towns and villages, and home to attractions such as the Costwold Wildlife Park.
Walk the Ridgeway – this ancient route passes through the south of Oxfordshire past the Bronze-Age Uffington White Horse.
There are so many reasons to get out and explore – visit the official Oxfordshore tourism website for even more ideas.