The Lower Windrush Valley covers 28 square kilometres of West Oxfordshire, incorporating the floodplain of the River Windrush from Witney to where it joins the River Thames at Newbridge.
Over the last 60 years the landscape character of the valley has been transformed by mineral extraction with large areas of the riverside pasture transformed into a mosaic of open water.
With mineral extraction set to continue for many years to come the Lower Windrush Valley Project (LWVP) was created by Oxfordshire County Council to create and implement an environmental strategy for this area.
Latest news from the project
- Improvements to the Windrush Path at Standlake
- Report highlights the importance of the Lower Windrush Valley for wintering wildfowl
- Lower Windrush Valley Project Forum
- A bird's eye view of Standlake Common
- Exploring Gill Mill Quarry
Project Meetings and EventsNo events
The Windrush Path
The Windrush Path is a new route being created by the Lower Windrush Valley Project that ultimately aims to provide a path from Witney through the valley to link up with the Thames Path National Trail at Newbridge.
The Lower Windrush Valley Project is contactable via their offices at Oxfordshire County Council and ONLINE >
Tel: 01865 815426
Lower Windrush Valley Projectc/o Oxfordshire County Council
Ron Groves House
23 Oxford Road