Aston’s Eyot is a nature reserve with public access 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. Once upon a time, it was a rubbish tip. Now it’s a haven for wildlife. It’s a mosaic of woodland, open area and scrub.
Please enjoy the reserve responsibly. It’s a great place for a quiet stroll, dog walking, running, picnicking by the river, and watching wildlife. Who knows what you may find?
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?
Become a Friend
Access to Aston’s Eyot is free. But, maintaining it and restoring habitats needs funds. Become a Friend and help preserve it.
Wild Flower Champion?
Help increase the proportion and variety of wildflowers on the eyot by adopting a patch. Become a Wild Flower Champion.
Want to get in touch?
Seen something on the eyot? Spotted a rare bird? Want to report an issue with a path? Contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Facebook page.