Raleigh Park

Raleigh Park is a 9.6ha of sloping parkland, just outside the city of Oxford. 

On clear days there are unrivaled views of Oxford's 'dreaming spires'.

How to get there

Entrances to the park are located off Harcourt Hill, Raleigh Park Road and Yarnells Hill. The post code is OX2 9AS.

There are no on-site car parking facilities, but there is a regular local bus service in and out of the city centre. 


Raleigh Park is named in honour of Professor Sir Walter Raleigh. The land was given to Oxford City Council in 1924 and is maintained as public open space and nature park. 

Things to do

Take a walk around the park, or include it in a longer walk either to North Hinksey and Willow Walk or over the Hurst towards Cumnor.

Take a picnic and enjoy the open space and views.


If you would like to get involved and hands-on in the park contact the Friends of Raleigh Park, who hold regular working parties and events in the park. Visit the Friends of Raleigh Park website for more information.


The park is a mix of open grass areas, scrub, woodland and includes a flowing stream and pond. 

Surveys completed in the park have identified the following species:

  • Carder bee
  • Lemon scented liverwort
  • Grasswort
  • Mosses
  • Yellow tail moth
  • 5-spot burnet moths 
  • Ferns
We have maintained some of the land by grazing cattle. Please be careful when walking, please keep dogs under control and follow the Countryside Code.

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