Active Parks in Oxford

GO Active Outdoors is Oxford City's brand new GO Active programme. Its aim is to provide you with all the information you need to be more active outdoors; whether you are a family, group of friends or individual and no matter what your reason for being outdoors, we are sure that there is something to interest you. Oxford has an incredible array of parks, green spaces and waterways spread across the city and each is rich with opportunities to become more active. We hope that GO Active Outdoors will not only inform but inspire you to make the most of all our wonderful city has to offer. We invite you to take a look, explore the open spaces around you and GO ACTIVE OUTDOORS!

Why not use the map below for information about ways in which you can GO Active Outdoors!

Oxford boasts six fit trails which are all free to use!

They are suitable for all ages, abilities and can be used at any time, day or night even over the festive period.

Facilities can be found at:

  • Cowley Marsh Recreation Ground
  • Leys Trail (Blackbird Leys Park, Gillians Park and Fry's Hill Park)
  • South Park and Headington Hill Park Trail
  • Horspath Road Recreation Ground
  • Rose Hill Recreation Ground
  • Sunnymead Park

Fit trail maps

Download our Fit Trail Maps

How to use the Fit Trail equipment

Don't worry, there will be simple explanations at those stations that require it.

Online Tutorials

Using a smart phone and the QR codes that can be found on the majority of the equipment you can watch a short YouTube clip showing you how to use that piece of equipment.

Just hold your smart phone over the code and it will take you straight there!

Or visit the Great Outdoor Gym Company's YouTube Channel and their Trainers can show you how to get the best out of your Fit Trail

Basic programme

Start at any station and do 10 - 20 repetitions on each of the resistance exercises and 3 - 10 minutes on each of the aerobic exercises before walking or jogging to the next station.

Repeat at every station until you are back where you started.

If you are new or returning to exercise make sure you start gently and build up your intensity gradually. Don't forget to stretch afterwards and drink plenty of water.

If you are unsure about getting active we would always recommend visiting your GP for advice first.