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  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Country Park, free entry


Special needs only


Burton Dassett,
CV47 2AB


Opened as a country park in 1971, the 100 acres contain a wealth of historical interest such as the prominent beacon, quarry rmains and the nearby 12th Century All Saints Church.

It comprises a group of ironstone hills, which are named after the tiny village of Burton Dassett which sits in the hills. The hills rise to 203m (666 ft) above sea level.

The area was once extensively quarried for ironstone and a short industrial railway - Edge Hill Light Railway - existed for this purpose until the 1920s.

Of interest at the site, is a 12th century church at the old village of Burton Dassett. Outside the church is a holy well which still provides water. The park is also highly popular with flyers of kites and radio-controlled gliders.

Impressive views across the surrounding countryside can be seen from the hills; towns and other features that are viewable are described by a toposcope.

Other facilities:
- Interpretive information points across the site
- Waymarking features and distances
- Picnic areas in several old quarry working areas
- Orientation platform on Magpie Hill
- Separate area for model glider flying (by permission only)
- Wide, open spaces for kite flying, ball games etc.

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry

Parking charge applies.



M40, Junction 12. Follow signs for Gaydon on B4451, then B4100 direction Banbury, then left over M40 Burton Hills.
Parking: £1.50 flat fee.

Parking: with charge


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis gravel
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • Some routes are suitable for wheelchair but not all.


  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

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