Nature Trails & Activities

Nature Trails

Our nature trails wind down into the valley alongside fields of herbs, natural ponds and through woodlands of mature trees with panoramic views stretching as far as the three counties of Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.

There are three routes to choose from and the time to complete each trail ranges from 25 minutes to approximately an hour.

On the trails keep your eyes peeled to catch sight of the varied wildlife in its natural habitat including rabbits, foxes, badgers, bats, buzzards, partridge, a variety of deer, or even a white stag, as well as seeing native trees and wild flowers.

A guide to the trails with advice on what to look out for, is available in the shop.

Display Gardens

We have six specially designed demonstration herb gardens to show how to make the most of herbs in your own garden, including ideas for encouraging wildlife, growing edible herbs and a garden inspired by the Roman use of herbs.

When enjoying our nature trails and display gardens please observe the simple rules of the countryside code and keep dogs on a lead and ensure children respect the welfare of wildlife and farm animals; particularly in the spring and summer to avoid disturbing wildlife during the important breeding seasons.


The National Herb Centre hosts events such as archery, nature workshops, spinning, dog shows and children’s trails throughout the year so please follow us on Facebook and Twitter for all our activity dates.