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Every weekend on BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Oxford we broadcast a Smartphone Safari. Listen along as we explore some of our fantastic reserves and introduce you to the wildlife you can see. 

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Wild Oxford: Happy Valley Picnic

Friday 18th April 2014,
11.00am - 3.00pm

Venue: Chilswell Valley Nature Reserve, South Hinksey, nr Oxford, Oxon

As part of The Wild Oxford project, we invite you to take part in a traditional picnic at Chilswell Valley Nature Reserve, locally known as Happy Valley. Bring along a picnic and enjoy guided walks and children's activities at this amazing reserve with fantastic views of Oxford.

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