About Us

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Welcome to Friends of Aston’s Eyot website!
We are updating the site so for a while it will not look its best.
Please bear with us!

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About Us

Aston’s Eyot is a 30 acre (12ha) ‘island’ bordered by the Thames, Cherwell New Cut and Shire Lake Ditch in East Oxford. The land is owned by Christ Church college.

Aston’s Eyot is a great place for a quiet stroll, dog walking, running, harvesting wild fruit, picnicking by the river and watching wildlife.

Aston’s Eyot was originally a water meadow beside the River Thames. A rubbish tip for a while, it is now a mosaic of woodland, open area and scrub. For more about the wildlife, habitats and management click here

Map of the Paths

Download the map here
or pick up a leaflet at one of the entrances to the reserve.

How to find us

There are two entrances onto Aston’s Eyot. One is over the bridge at the bottom of Jackdaw Lane, past the scrapyard. The other entrance is through The Kidneys Nature Park off Meadow Lane.

The Friends Group


Friends of Astons Eyot hold workparties on the last Sunday of the month. Join the Friends group here
to find out more or pick up a leaflet at one of the entrances to the reserve

Contact us

Contact us on info@friends0fastonseyot.org
or through our Facebook page Friends of Aston’s Eyot

Website built by Tim Lee and Sue Rowe with contributions from Anthony Cheke, Tim Lee, Richard M Buck, Graeme Salmon, Jackie Ingrams, Sue Rowe and Mari Girling/Iffley Fields Community Nature Plan.  We thank Laurie Burrell for the map and Julian Dourado for designing the logo. Also thanks to all who have contributed to bird and plant lists, especially Ruth Ashcroft, Laurie Burrell, Claire Malone-Lee.

All the photos on this website have been taken on the Eyot

And a big thank you to the Patsy Wood Trust, WREN (Waste Recycling Group),the Big Lottery Fund (Awards for All & OPAL Grants)
and Oxford City Council’s late lamented East Area
Parliament for their generous support.

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