Lower Windrush Valley Project | Oxfordshire County Council

Lower Windrush Valley Project

Map of the Lower Windrush ValleyThe Lower Windrush Valley runs from the south east of Witney in West Oxfordshire down to meet the River Thames at Newbridge.

This is an area that has been extensively modified by mineral extraction over the last 60 years.

The project was launched in 2001 and works closely with mineral operators, landowners and the local community to co-ordinate a range of nature conservation, land management and public access initiatives throughout the valley.

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Rushy Common and Tar Lakes

A 30-hectare site with three lakes that are being managed for the benefit of people and wildlife.

grebe in the water

Standlake Common

A 25-hectare site with a mosaic of wetland habitats.

Standlake Common Nature Reserve

Buying a bird hide key

How to buy a key for the bird hides at the Rushy Common and Standlake Common nature reserves.

Man using bird hide

What we do

Information about us, research and reports on the Lower Windrush Valley Project.

Lower Windrush Valley Project logo

Lower Windrush Valley walks

Two sections of the Windrush Path to walk between Witney and Newbridge.

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