Little Wittenham Nature Reserve

Little Wittenham Nature Reserve
Earth Trust
Little Wittenham
OX14 4QZ




01865 407792

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The Earth Trust manages over 300 hectares of beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside, including Little Wittenham Nature Reserve and Wittenham Clumps, a conservation farm, and a woodland dedicated to forestry research.

Come and explore our site... take a self-guided walk around the iconic Clumps with their magnificent views, go on a woodland adventure or attend one of our year-round events.

The Earth Trust also runs a popular education programme, with workshops and sessions available for school and community groups. Please get in touch or see our website for more information.

Venue Type:

Agricultural site, Environmental or ecological centre, Association or society, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

The nature reserve is open all the time.

Admission charges

The nature reserve is free to access.

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Star Walk with the Earth Trust

Star Walk

  • 30 January 2015 6-8pm *on now

Join us for a starlit countryside walk with Dr Russell Layberry from ECI Oxford University. Don’t forget your flask of hot chocolate!

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£5 adult, £2 child, FREE for Earth Trust Friends

Red kite by Ben Carpenter

Wings and Wheels

  • 1 February 2015 10am-2pm

Biking is great for the environment and for your well-being! Bring the whole family’s bikes along for a health check – the team from Broken Spoke will ensure your bike is safe to ride and teach you some simple maintenance tips. To complete our ‘wings and wheels’ theme there will be plenty of family activities on offer including bird spotting and kite making. No need to book, just drop in.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


£4 donation per child; £4 donation per adult with a bike.


Heritage Skills Taster Session: Hedgelaying

  • 8 February 2015 10am-4pm

Try your hand at hedgelaying for free, in this heritage skills taster session. Please book on to the morning (10am-1pm) and/or afternoon (1.30pm-4pm) session: 01865 409413 or

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
Hedgelaying with the Earth Trust

Introduction to Hedgelaying

  • 14 — 15 February 2015 9:30am-4pm

A very practical, hands on, two days learning to lay a Midlands style hedge. Learn about this traditional skill on the job! All specialist tools and equipment provided. 9.30am-4pm each day. Please get in touch to book, places are limited: 01865 407792 or

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children


£75 (discount for Earth Trust Friends) for two days


Bike mechanics for teenagers

Bike Mechanics for Teenagers

  • 17 February 2015 6-9pm

A three hour workshop with the team from the Broken Spoke Bike Co-op to help you make sure your bike is safe to ride and teach you some essential maintenance. Don’t forget your bike! Booking essential: 01865 407792 or

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17




Woodland Adventure

Woodland Adventure

  • 18 February 2015 10am-12pm

An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to discover our secret destination where we will explore, build and play!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10


£4 donation per child, accompanying adult(s) free; no need to book.

Discover and play with the Earth Trust

Discover and Play

  • 20 February 2015 10am-12pm

Forest School for pre-school children. Join us for a morning of playing and exploring in the woods. Forest School offers hands-on a learning in a natural environment.

Suitable for

  • 0-4


£4 donation per child, free for accompanying adults. No need to book.