Oxford boasts seven fit trails which are all free to use.

They are suitable for all ages, abilities and can be used at any time, day or night even over the festive period.

Facilities can be found at:

  • Cowley Marsh Recreation Ground
  • Leys Trail (Blackbird Leys Park, Gillians Park and Fry’s Hill Park)
  • South Park and Headington Hill Park Trail
  • Horspath Road Recreation Ground
  • Rose Hill Recreation Ground
  • Sunnymead Park
  • Barton Park

Fit trail maps

Download our Fit Trail Maps

How to use the Fit Trail equipment

Don't worry, there will be simple explanations at those stations that require it.

Online Tutorials

Using a smart phone and the QR codes that can be found on the majority of the equipment you can watch a short YouTube clip showing you how to use that piece of equipment.

Just hold your smart phone over the code and it will take you straight there!

Or visit the Great Outdoor Gym Company's YouTube Channel and their Trainers can show you how to get the best out of your Fit Trail

Basic programme

Our fit trails are available and accessible to everyone. Please just have a go!

If you feel able, we would suggest starting at any station and doing 10 to 20 repetitions on each of the resistance exercises and 3 to 10 minutes on each of the aerobic exercises before walking or jogging to the next station.

Repeat at every station until you are back where you started.

If you are new or returning to exercise make sure you start gently and build up your intensity gradually. Don't forget to stretch afterwards and drink plenty of water.

If you are unsure about getting active we would always recommend visiting your GP for advice first.


Why not share your GO Active Fit Trails experience with others via our Facebook page.

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