Help look after & improve the Oxford Green Belt Way
5th September 2023
CPRE Oxfordshire needs your help to look after and improve this wonderful local walking route and enable more people to experience it.
If you enjoy walking, running or riding the Oxford Green Belt Way, or if you would like to give others the opportunity to do so, please will you help us?
The first £1,000 raised will be matched by a generous donation from the Gresswell Environment Trust.
With your support, CPRE Oxfordshire can continue its role as guardian of the Oxford Green Belt Way, for example:
- Refreshing the way markers along the route, to include QR codes with easily downloadable information about the route and the Oxford Green Belt
- Supporting our team of Oxford Green Belt Way volunteers
- Creating opportunities for under-represented communities to explore their local countryside, using the Oxford Green Belt Way.
- Working to digitise our Oxford Green Belt Way Guidebook, to make it more widely accessible
- Responding to planning applications that might impact the Oxford Green Belt Way to seek to avoid, minimise and/or mitigate any harm.
Your donation – however big or small – helps make a difference. For example,
- £10 could pay for 10 new way markers
- £50 could support training and insurance for a footpath warden
- £500 could help us organise a community walking event.
Remember – the first £1,000 raised will be matched by a donation from the Gresswell Environment Trust, doubling the impact of your gift.
The Oxford Green Belt Way is a fifty-mile circular route exploring the countryside around Oxford. It was created by CPRE Oxfordshire in 2007 to highlight the importance of the Green Belt and is now a recognised route, featuring on Ordnance Survey maps. It offers amazing views of Oxford’s ‘dreaming spires’ and passes through historic villages and stunning countryside such as Foxcombe Hill, Otmoor and Wytham Woods. It also gives direct access to the countryside to some of Oxford’s least affluent communities, including Barton and Greater Leys.
Our team of Oxford Green Belt Way volunteers help to ensure the route is kept clear and well waymarked, working with Oxfordshire County Council’s countryside access team to flag up and tackle any significant issues.
This year, we will also be removing nine stiles on the Oxford Green Belt Way, at Toot Baldon, Nuneham Courtenay, Cumnor and Wytham. They will be replaced with self-closing gates, giving easier access to children, the elderly, those with pushchairs and others. The work is being undertaken on CPRE’s behalf by Oxfordshire County Council and is being supported by the Trust for Oxfordshire’s Environment with funding from Grundon Waste Management Ltd.
Any donation towards CPRE Oxfordshire’s work on the Oxford Green Belt Way is much appreciated and helps us to ensure that more people can enjoy the route, both now and in the future.
The Oxford Green Belt Way Guidebook – more info here: https://www.cpreoxon.org.uk/countryside/oxford-green-belt-way-guide/
Could you be an Oxford Green Belt Way volunteer? To find out more, please contact: email@example.com T: 01491 612079