Countryside and nature reserves - Sunnymead Meadow

Record details

Site

Sunnymead Meadow

Overview

Sunnymead Meadow (1.2ha) is adjacent to Cutteslowe & Sunnymead Park and accessed by footbridges.

Location
Boundaries
How to get there

A short walk from Sunnymead park, the official post code for the meadow is Water Eaton Road, Sunnymead OX2 7QH.

Cycle routes pass nearby and local buses stop just a short walk away. 

Biodiversity

The meadow forms part of the floodplain for the River Cherwell. From surveys completed on the meadow we have identified the following species:

Birds

  • Barn Owl
  • Blackheaded Gull
  • Swallow
  • Willow Warbler
  • House Martin 
  • Kingfisher
  • Song Thrush
  • Common Tern 
  • Swift 

Mammals

  • Hedgehog
  • Badgers 
  • Muntjac Deer

Flora

  • Marsh Stitchwort 
  • Meadow Barley
  • Smoothed Stalk Meadow Grass
  • False Oat Grass
  • Ox-eye Daisy
  • Ribwort Plantain
  • Lavafly 
  • Black-Bodied Red Tail Bumble Bee 
  • Brown Soldier Fly 
  • Bee Orchids