The Earth Trust Centre is our HQ and includes the office, Fison Barn and our Learning Barn.
Our Centre is the hub of the Earth Trust Farm and a great place to start your local exploration. Head across the road to the Clumps or down towards Broad Arboretum.
Usually Monday to Friday 9am-5pm but currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please use the Clumps car park (always open) if visiting the rest of the site.
Dogs allowed around site when on the lead
Yes: outdoor toilet block next to the office building, open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Inhabited since the Bronze Age, Wittenham Clumps are one of SouthOxfordshire’s most iconic landmarks.
The much-loved Wittenham Clumps are one of South Oxfordshire’s most iconic landmarks, made up of Round Hill and Castle Hill. Enjoy a figure of eight walk around the hilltops or head between them and down into Little Wittenham Wood.
Dedicated car park, always open
Dogs allowed when on the lead, cattle often graze here so please take extra care and look out for signage
Nearest toilets are at the Earth Trust Centre: outdoor toilet block is normally open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm but the Centre is currently closed.
Situated on the Earth Trust Farm, Broad Arboretum is a living libraryhome to every tree and shrub species native to Oxfordshire.
Broad Arboretum is a living library of every tree and shrub species native to Oxfordshire.
The nearest car park is at the Earth Trust Centre but that is currently closed; use the Clumps car park or Neptune Wood car park, both are always open.
Dogs allowed when on the lead
A majestic woodland in the making, Neptune Wood comprises 10,000 oak treesplanted by the local community to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar.
Neptune Wood was created in 2005 as part of a nation-wide project by the Woodland Trust to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar and the death of Nelson. The wood is named after HMS Neptune.
Dogs allowed when on the lead; dog poo bin located in the car park
Earth Trust’s forestry jewel: Paradise Wood is home to vital researchwith the largest collection of hardwood timber trials in the country.
Paradise Wood is our national research woodland. This incredible resource is a living genetic library and the largest collection of hardwood timber trials in the country.
In order to preserve the scientific trials, Paradise Wood is not open to the general public. We do occasionally have open days and tours, so please check the What’s On page on our website to see if anything is coming up.
No public access
The nearest car park is Neptune Wood, which is always open.
Dogs not allowed
Designated as a SSSI and SAC, Little Wittenham Wood is a unique and treasured woodland habitat.
Little Wittenham Wood, all dappled sunlight and wide open rides, is one of Europe’s most important sites for wildlife and designated as both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).
Nearest car park is the Clumps car park (always open)
No (nearest are the outdoor toilets at the Earth Trust Centre, open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm)
A tiny wetland gem hidden in the heart of Abingdon, Abbey Fishpondsis home to a thriving population of amphibians and other wildlife.
Nestled amongst the houses in east Abingdon, Abbey Fishponds is a small nature reserve of around 7 hectares. The site is leased by the Vale of White Horse District Council and managed by Earth Trust.
Limited residential parking only - please park carefully and considerately not blocking access for residents
Dogs allowed when on the lead; dog bins onsite
A Green Flag site, Wallingford Castle Meadows is rich in wildlife andheritage as it contains the remains of a medieval castle.
Wallingford Castle Meadows includes the remains of one of the greatest medieval castles in England, along with floodplain meadows beside the Thames and a Victorian grotto. Earth Trust manages the site on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council.
Always open; please note access through Castle Gardens gate is limited: April-September: 10am-4pm on weekdays and 10am-5.30pm during the weekend; October-March: 10am-3pm.
Limited parking on Cemetery Lane (nearest postcode OX10 8LG), please park considerately. Alternatively, park in the Wallingford town centre car parks.
Dogs allowed when on the lead; cattle often graze here so please take extra care
Thrupp Lake, one of our community reserves, is a wetlandwildlife haven transformed from its industrial past.
Thrupp Lake is a watery oasis on the outskirts of Abingdon, part of the Radley Lakes complex. Earth Trust manages the lake and some of the surrounding conservation areas on behalf of landowners RWE Generation.
Limited parking on a track, please park considerately not blocking access
Beautiful wildflower habitats on the bank of the Thames, RiversideMeadows is a great place to spot kingfishers and Daubenton’s bats.
This stunning meadow running alongside the east bank of the Thames in Wallingford. Earth Trust manages this place on behalf of South Oxfordshire District Council.
Very limited residential parking, please park carefully and considerately not blocking access for residents
Mowbray Fields is an oasis of nature on the outskirts of Didcot;don’t miss the rare orchids in early summer.
Mowbray Fields is a tranquil nature reserve nestling in the heart of Didcot, perfect family picnics and nature walks. South Oxfordshire District Council owns the site and Earth Trust manage it on their behalf.
Limited residential parking only; please park carefully and considerately not blocking access for residents
Dogs allowed when on lead, bogs bins onsite
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