Shifford Lock Cut Footbridge


Shifford Cut Footbridge
Shifford Cut Footbridge (Steel encased in wood).

Shifford Lock Cut Bridge, Doug Myers © 2005
Shifford Lock Cut Bridge, Doug Myers © 2005 (late summer evening)

Shifford Upper Weir

At the upstream end of the lock cut on the left bank
1005:  Grant by Ethelred to Eynsham Abbey includes two weirs “one above the lake, the other beneath”.
Lake means a small brook.
1898: Upper Weir Constructed.

Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve

Chimney Meadows lies along the banks of the River Thames, near Bampton in west Oxfordshire. The site totals 250 hectares of floodplain flower rich meadows, wet woodland, 16km of hedgerows and interlaced with 18km of waterways.

Chimney meadows map © bbowtLocation: OS Sheet 165; SP 360 010

Flat terrain, bumpy underfoot. Ground may be soft in winter. Bridge and gates on site.
Disabled access is now available to two hides via 350m of recycled plastic boardwalk. Please contact the Chimney office to pre-arrange disabled parking nearer to the board walk at the Barn.
Owing to the sensitive nature of this site please keep to the public rights of way. All dogs on short leads please.
Contact the Chimney Meadows Warden. Office telephone: 01367 870904