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
- Yellow Fish spotted in Witney
- New homes for Barn Owls
- Rushy Common Birdwatch
- RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch at Rushy Common
- Clean Water for Wildlife – 2017 Survey in the LWV
Project Meetings and 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