YOU may have had your suspicions, but did you know there are several spots near Oxford listed as prolific dogging sites?

Swinging Heaven, an adult website, says remote car parks, woods and nature trails in Oxfordshire are among the top sites for having sex outdoors and often with strangers.

Before you head off for a family stroll in one of Oxfordshire’s many beauty spots this Easter, it may be worth checking this list if you want to avoid stumbling across this kind of activity.

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After a series of incidents earlier this year, Thames Valley Police officers inn Berkshire said the public and children ‘should not have to come across any incidents of this nature’.

According to the site, people love to carry out their exhibitionist behaviour at White Horse Hill, Uffington and Shotover Country Park.

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West Oxfordshire is also among the top locations according to users, who recommend a layby near North Leigh common and Minster Lovell, near the river.

The list says other popular dogging sites include a layby off the A40 near Burford and Grimsbury Reservoir near the M40 in Banbury.

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There are even suggestions nearer to Oxford, including Sandford Lane, Kennington where ‘a small group of regulars’ meet regularly along the public Thames Path

And some of Oxfordshire’s best known beauty spots are among the locations chosen for exhibitionism, including recommendations for the car park at Wittenham Clumps, near Didcot.

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Dogging, sexual activity in public or watching others engage in sexual activity in public, is not banned under a specific law in the UK, but people who get caught can be charged under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 with public lewdness and indecent exposure.

Thames Valley Police said earlier this year that they deal ‘robustly’ with reports of dogging and treat them as ‘a serious matter’.

Police have previously investigated reports of people meeting for sex near Kirtlington, and moved groups on while warning them to keep their activities ‘in the privacy of their own homes’.

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Dogging became popular in 2003 when couples were able to arrange meetings conveniently on the internet.

Below are just some of the spots listed by adult website users.

  • North Leigh common layby
  • Minster Lovell ‘near the bridge’
  • Shotover Country Park – ‘the Wheatley end’.
  • Cholsey layby – between Wallingford and Moulsford
  • Just outside Drayton village
  • Banbury – car park near M40/reservoir  
  • Sandford Lane, Kennington – on Thames Path towards Abingdon
  • Witney, Range Road
  • Wittenham Clumps
  • Uffington White Horse