Bernwood Butterfly Trail | Day Out With The Kids

Bernwood Butterfly Trail

Oxford, Oxfordshire, England

Attraction Information

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Ages: all ages

Venue type: Outdoor

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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Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Bernwood Butterfly Trail's website
01296 625825

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Daylight access


Free admission

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome.

Parking facilities

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