Great Oakley Park is easily accessible from Church Drive, where the de Capell Brooke family have kindly granted a voluntary Right of Way beyond St. Michael’s Church to the start of the Public Footpath which leads from the drive of the house across the field towards Oakley Vale. This footpath can also be reached across the footbridge next to the lake.
There is a flock of these sheep which roams the park and can normally be seen from the drive.
The Jacob is a rare breed of small, piebald sheep. Jacobs may have from two to six horns, but most commonly have four. They are usually raised for their wool, meat, and hides. They are also kept as pets and ornamental animals, and have been used as guard animals to protect farm property from theft or vandalism and defend other livestock against predators.