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Bernwood Butterfly Trail

  • Oxford
  • Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Attraction Information

The Bernwood Butterfly Trail comprises extensive and delightfully scenic forest paths which weave through mixed coniferous and broadleaf woodland. Fascinating vegetation management has cultivated the favourite habitats of butterflies so this is a wonderfully reliable place to go looking for them.

If you've got older kids or toddler carriers then follow the yellow waymarked path on a charming walk around the forest and discover the stunning variety of habitats to be found and which mini beasts live there. The full walk is 2 miles long, and circular.

Butterflies to watch out for include the White Admiral, Purple Emperor, Skippers, Marbled White and rare Black Hairstreak! Why not print a few pictures off at home and have a little family competition!?

Images copyright Tony Tooth via Flickr.

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Opening hours

Daylight access


Free admission

Travel & Contact Information


South East England Forest District, Near Horton-cum-Studley, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33 1BJ, England

Phone number

01296 625825



Click here to visit Bernwood Butterfly Trail's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Parking available on western edge of the woods (postcode HP18 9UR).

No, there are no toilets available.

No, there are no baby changing facilities.

Bernwood Butterfly Trail has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Bernwood Butterfly Trail has not told us about their dining options.

No, Bernwood Butterfly Trail is not wheelchair friendly.

No, Bernwood Butterfly Trail have stated they are not pushchair friendly.

Dogs are welcome.

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