Burgess Field Nature Park

Burgess Field is a reclaimed landfill site and home to a nature reserve. It is located at the eastern edge of Port Meadow, just north of the entrance from Aristotle Lane.

It covers an area of approximately 35ha.

The open grass areas are complemented by a circular path around the edge of the reserve, taking you through some small copse.

How to get there

Access is via Port Meadow, Walton Well Road or from Aristotle Lane. 



Similar to  Port Meadow the site was once a landfill site and is a refuge area for the cattle and horses when the meadow floods.  Since its return to open green space it provides a relaxing place for a picnic or for a walk.

Things to do

Take in a walk around the reserve or extend your walk into Port Meadow and along the River Thames.


It is currently not possible to fly model aircraft or drones (both with and without camera for filming purposes) within Oxford City Council’s public open spaces, including parks and nature reserves.

As these spaces are open to the public and experience high visitor numbers throughout the year, flying model aircraft and drones are not permitted for safety reasons.


We offer regular volunteering opportunities or working parties across Oxford. If you would like to find out more, visit our Volunteering page.


The copse provide cover and food for a variety of birds and insects.

Regular visitors to the site include:

  • Muntjac and roe deer 
  • Foxes
  • Badgers 

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