Countryside and nature reserves - Longbridges Nature Park

Record details

Site

Longbridges Nature Park

Overview

On the opposite side of the road to Iffley Meadows, Longbridges is a SSSI of 5.1ha.

Location
Boundaries
How to get there

The postcode for Longbridges is OX4 4AX. 

As with many riveside locations, access is by foot or cycle along the Thames Path or from Weirs Lane.

The nearest car park is off Meadow Lane. 

History

Once an open-air river bathing place on a backwater of the River Thames, Longbridges is now a nature reserve, where  two small backwaters join together. 


Things to do

A walk through the nature reserve can be incorporated into a longer walk along the Thames Path, taking in the sights and sounds of the river and its surroundings.

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 habitats that make up Longbridges include:

  • open grassland areas, with sections of long grass and flood meadow
  • mature willows
  • riverside for waterfowl and mammals