Countryside and nature reserves - Cowley Marsh Nature Reserve

Record details

Site

Cowley Marsh Nature Reserve

Overview

Cowley Marsh Nature Reserve - a 0.8ha SLINC - extends to the North East of Cowley Marsh Park.  

Location
Boundaries
How to get there

The post code for the reserve is OX4 2NZ

You can walk or cycle to the Nature Reserve along Boundary Brook or from Crescent Road/Marsh Road.

Parking is available from Cowley Marsh Park, Marsh Road.

Things to do

Take a relaxing stroll through the reserve or enjoy watching the wildlife.

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

The reserve combines wet grassland with small patches of wildflower meadows

The woodland includes willows, which are pollarded every 20 years. 

By surveying the areas we have identified:

Birds

  • Song Thrush
  • Black Headed Gull 
  • Dunnock 
  • House Sparrow 
  • Mistle Thrush 
  • Green Woodpecker 
  • Cuckoo
  • Marsh Tit
  • Bullfinch 
  • Kestrel

Amphibians 

  • Common Frog 

Mammals

  • Eurasian Badger