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Deer Park South

Deer Park South is a wonderful woodland for residents and visitors to explore.

It is managed by Witney Woodlands’ volunteers who have been improving the wood as an environmental resource for the benefit of wildlife and residents. The volunteers have introduced a diverse array of plant life to the site, including hedging, hardwood trees, woodland trees, wildflower areas, and an orchard containing fruit trees.

The Deer Park South Access project has continued to improve access and educate people on the wildlife in the wood. It has been funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), which is part of the government’s Levelling Up agenda with the aim to build pride in place and increase life chances across the UK.

The site improvements include:

  • Footpath upgrades with new surfacing
  • Two new bridges across the Colwell Brook
  • A new bench installed by the Balancing Pond
  • A nature trail with brass rubbings designed by a local artist with children from Windrush CofE Primary School
  • Two interpretation panels offering insights into the wildlife at the site.

The nature trail at the site aims to encourage families to visit the area and immerse themselves in nature through fun and engaging activities. It includes eight brass rubbing posts which you can create prints from using paper and crayons. Feel free to download the nature trail booklet below or use your own plain paper. Remember to take crayons with you.