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Christ Church Meadow

Christ Church Meadow is a large area of tranquil pasture in the heart of the busy city of Oxford, owned and maintained by Christ Church and bordering the rivers Cherwell and Isis. A herd of beautiful Longhorn cattle are maintained by Christ Church on the Meadow and spend most of the year there. The Meadow is open to the public until dusk each day, and provides opportunities for picnics and river walks. It can be entered through the Memorial Garden entrance on St Aldates, through a gate between Merton College and Corpus Christi on Merton Lane, or through a gate at the eastern end of the Meadow next to the Botanic Gardens. Visitors are asked to note the rules about access to and use of the Meadow which are posted at the entrances.


Tree at Sunset, by Toby Ord
Frozen MeadowFrozen Barbed LinkMorning RunnersSpring MeadowChilled GrassRiver Curve by the Botanical GardensThe Pesky HeronRiver Delta on the Meadow Far-sideThe HerdLunchtime for VisitorsVisitors consulting our Tourist Information BoardGeeseMeadow JugglerMeadows PlaqueMeadows Visitors EntranceDuckFrosty Barbed Wire

To see images of Christ Church Meadow throughout the year, click on the link on the left, or on the picture above. All photographs by Ralph Williamson except the first (shown here), by Toby Ord.


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