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The quaint and peaceful rural village of Forest Hill is located just two miles east of the famous university city of Oxford. As you walk around the village you will see a diverse mix of old and new, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside.

Forest Hill’s 12th-century church of St Nicholas is where the poet John Milton married Marie Powell. The marriage was not a happy affair and forms the core of Robert Graves’ novel Wife to Mr Milton.

The literary links don’t stop there. Poet and translator William Mickle lived at Manor Farm and is buried in the village churchyard.

The village also boasts a fantastic pub. At the White Horse  you are guaranteed a warm welcome and can enjoy well-kept real ales and authentic Thai food.

The recreation ground, located on the edge of the village, features a children’s play area, five-a-side football pitch and basketball net.

With easy links to the Oxfordshire Way and many other public footpaths, Forest Hill is the perfect place to start or end your country walk, be it short or long.


Saturday 18 July, 12–5,
Forest Hill recreation ground.

Come and feast with a hog roast or barbecue or indedd both!! (vegetarian options available). Enjoy a drink from the bar or light refreshments at the homemade cakes tent

Many exciting sports events for all ages and abilities – test your abilities at everything from football and cricket to Aunt Sallie and welly wanging!

Craft Competitions – paint a pebble and garden on a plate. Two classes for children and one class for ages 16+. To enter or find out more please either contact Linda Goffey 01865 873078, or Pauline Bowerbank 01865 873199,

If you would like to have your own stall, £10 to hire plot and table, £5 for plot only. To book please contact Allison Collier 07775946422,

Would you like to help?

First Aid – if you arer qualified and would like to offer your assistance please contact Jane Walker 01865 872399,

Bunting making
– Wednesday 10 June, 7.30pm, Village Hall. Please bring your own materials, sewing machine and enthusiasm. For more details contact Alison Finch 01865 874555,

Organizing Committee FHSSC, St. Nicolas Church and The Village Hall

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