Fiddler's Island

Fiddler's Island is a thin island (1.6ha) between the River Thames and Castle Mill Stream, near the city centre.
It is situated alongside Port Meadow on the reach above Osney Lock.

The Thames Path runs the length of the island, and on the Castle Mill Stream side there is extensive mooring.

The rainbow shaped Medley Footbridge crosses the main stream of the Thames, a flat iron bridge crosses the old navigation channel and a small footbridge takes the Thames Path along the bank towards Osney.

How to get there

The postcode for Fiddlers Island is OX2 0NJ

You can walk or cycle to the island by taking the Thames Path from Osney or Port Meadow.

Things to do

Fiddlers Island is normally visited as part of a walk / cycle along the Thames.

Fishing is allowed along parts of the River Thames, providing the appropriate permits have been obtained.

The River Thames provides lots of opportunities to see birds, mammals and flora. 


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