Welcome to Aston’s Eyot

Aston’s Eyot is a nature reserve in East Oxford, managed by the charity Friends of Aston’s Eyot.

The eyot is a 32 acre island in Oxford. It’s formed by the River Thames, the River Cherwell and Shire Lake Ditch. A few decades ago it was a rubbish tip and now it’s a haven for wildlife – a mix of woodland, open area and scrub.

You can access and enjoy the nature reserve responsibly. It’s a great place for a quiet stroll, dog walking, running and watching wildlife. You can also support the work of the Friends of Aston’s Eyot by making a donation. Your gift will be used for vital conservation work and help future generations enjoy the eyot.

Be a ‘Friend’ of the eyot

Access to Aston’s Eyot is free, but maintaining it and restoring habitats needs funds. Become a Friend of Aston’s Eyot and help preserve it.

Visiting the eyot

You can access Aston’s Eyot for free and enjoy everything the nature reserve has to offer, responsibly.

Get involved

Fancy rolling up your sleeves and volunteering? Maybe you know your nettles from your woundwort? Or perhaps you can make a donation towards our conservation?

Contact us

Seen something on the eyot? Spotted a rare bird? Want to report an issue with a path? Contact us by emailing info@friendsofastonseyot.org or through our Facebook page.