Trail Guide

A useful guide to getting around

Toilet and baby changing facilities:

The Westgate shopping centre (where the OxTrail Hub Shop is located) offers:

  • Toilets located on the Roof Terrace and in the Westgate Social
  • 32 parent and baby car parking spaces in the car park
  • Baby change facilities located on the Roof Terrace and in Westgate Social
  • Breastfeeding facilities on the Roof Terrace
  • Baby change facilities with toilet located in Shopmobility area

Find the full list of public toilets here.


Travel information:

We strongly encourage you to ox-plore the trail by bus, bike or on foot. Parking is extremely limited on the hospital sites, and it’s important that parking is available for patients and visitors, so please be mindful when planning your journey.


Travelling by bus?

Freeflow is a convenient way to pay for your bus travel using contactless payment.

Simply tap on at the ticket machine at the start of each journey (when you board the bus/coach) and tap off at the end of each journey using a contactless payment method (Visa/Mastercard payment card or Google/Apple Pay). Find out more here.

For further bus information visit Stagecoach or Oxford Bus Company.


Park and ride:

Park and Ride is another way to visit Oxford – here are the options available:

Cost of parking at these sites:

  • 0-1 hour: free
  • 1-16 hours: £2.50
  • 16-24 hours: £4.50
  • 24-48 hours: £8.50
  • 48-72 hours: £12.50


Bus routes to/from the hospital sites and Oxford Brookes University:

Oxford Brookes University:

The 8 and 400 buses will stop outside the John Henry Brookes Building. Please ask the bus driver to announce the stop if you are unsure where to get off.

The 8 starts at the Westgate (on Norfolk Street), or you can catch the 400 from Seacourt Park and Ride, or from St Aldates or the Westgate.

Churchill Hospital:

15 (from St Aldates in the city centre)

700 (Thornhill Park and Ride – Monday to Friday ONLY)

John Radcliffe Hospital:

700 (Thornhill Park and Ride – Monday to Friday ONLY)

10 (from St Aldates in the city centre)

city100 (starts in Blackbird Leys and goes through Cowley centre)

Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

700 (Thornhill Park and Ride – Monday to Friday ONLY)

10 (bus stops on Windmill Road)



Oxford offers plenty of lovely restaurants and cafes.

To sample foods from around the world, the Covered Market (where one of the mini herds is hiding) has lots to offer.

If you’re in central Oxford, the Westgate Roof Terrace has lots of places to eat and drink.

Jericho offers upmarket wine bars and popular eateries, while Cowley Road has an eclectic mix, meaning there’s something for everyone!

If you’re visiting the oxen in Headington, cafes and refreshments can be found close to the hospital sites. Be sure to pop into the Headington Sobell House Charity shop while you’re there!

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