Find out more about Rushy Common and Tar Lakes

If you want to get out and about amongst some of Oxfordshire’s finest nature and wildlife, you can do no better than Rushy Common Nature Reserve and Tar Lakes.

This 30-hectare site in the Lower Windrush Valley in Witney has three lakes that are being managed for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Special events

Keep an eye out for some special events coming up in the future like the one pictured which took place a few days ago.

Families enjoyed a day in the sunshine as part of the event hosted by the Lower Windrush Valley Project. Children and their parents hunted for critters in the lake, dissected Barn Owl pellets to see what they had been eating and made nature bracelets.

Visitors also had the opportunity to do some bird watching in the large hide at the site which is usually only accessible to key holders.

The Lower Windrush Valley Project, which is responsible in partnership with the landowner for managing the reserve and lakes, was set up in 2001 and is hosted by Oxfordshire County Council.

Getting there

More information on how to get there and what you can see and do can be found here: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/lower-windrush-valley-project