CHRISTMAS will be looking very different for a lot of people this year.

With Tier 4 restrictions coming into force on Boxing Day, the ‘new normal’ will see people trying to find new ways to keep busy.

The summer months made taking daily exercise in the first lockdown a breeze but with Storm Bella on its way and the temperature dropping – going for a walk seems less appealing.

So, to find out where the hidden beauty spots are in Oxfordshire, Clarks carried out some research.

The shoe company looked at more than 5,000 TripAdvisor listings to reveal the best-kept secrets of the countryside.

It looked for the least reviewed places in Oxfordshire with the highest ratings and here’s what it found:

(The percentage shows the proportion of 5-star ratings)

  • Buscot Park 80.95%
  • Wychwood Wild Garden 72.92%
  • Bury Knowle Park 66.67%
  • Wittenham Clumps 62.50%
  • Eynsham Park 62.50%
  • Florence Park 58.82% 
  • The Leys Recreation Ground 57.14% 
  • Otmoor 56.67%
  • Watlington Hill 53.85%
  • Spiceball Country Park 47.37%
  • The University of Oxford Harcourt Arboretum 46.43%
  • Ducklington Lake 46.15%
  • Betjeman Milennium Park 46.15%
  • The Phoenix Trail 42.86%
  • Kilkenny Lane Country Park 33.33%

Across the UK these were the best spots

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