Field Events

Tuesday 30 November

River of Life

A walk to look at the River of Life Project phase 2 at Clifton Hampden


What we will see and hear about: We will be walking along the Thames Path from Clifton Hampden to the meadows owned by the Earth Trust, where we will see the new ponds and backwaters which have been created this autumn as part of the River of Life II project.  This is a great opportunity to see the work at the early stage of establishment, before marginal vegetation gets established.  We’ll also discuss the full scope of the project, the challenges Earth Trust faced along the way and the ongoing management required to maintain these fantastic new features.
We stand a good chance of seeing a variety of birds including Herons, Kingfishers, Sparrowhawks and the usual ducks and geese.  If we are incredibly lucky, we may even catch a view of the otters which occupy this stretch of the Thames.

Where:Thames Path at Clifton Hampden

When: Meet at 10:30am on Tuesday 30th November in the Barley Mow car park. Postcode: OX14 3EH; Grid Ref: SU549954

Parking: Park in the large car park opposite the Barley Mow Pub in Clifton Hampden. Please park towards the back of the car park to leave spaces for patrons of the pub. Map: RED pin on the following Google Maps link:

What to expect: We will be walking approx 1.2 miles east along the Thames Path from Clifton Hampden, and back again.  It is very flat but may well be quite muddy so walking boots or wellies are recommended. Note: there are no toilets along the route, although toilets are available in the Barley Mow pub for people stopping at the pub for refreshments afterwards.

Hazards: We will be walking alongside areas of deep water so please take care when crossing culverts or near the bank. We may also be crossing fields containing cattle.

Leader: Tim Read, Senior Warden at Earth Trust

To book a place on this field outing: Please email Alison at

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