Lye Valley LNR
Designated site name: Lye Valley LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  Biological
County: OXFORDSHIRE Natural England Area Team: Thames Solent (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Lye Valley SSSI
Date of Declaration: 25/05/1995 Declaring Authority: Oxford City Council
Area (Ha): 4.5 Grid Reference: SP 547 058
Owned By:  Oxford City Council Managed By:  Oxford City Council
Location: Slade Road, Headingon, Oxford, OX3 7HP
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Car: Girdlestone Road off the Main B4495 The Slade.
Bus, the No 15 Bus stops in Girdlestone Road from which it is a short walk to the entrance next to 173 Slade Road. Other Bus services: 31, 31A, 45, Circleline 40.
Train: Oxford

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The site contains a range of habitats including spring-fed lowland fen, a variety of ponds, and wet woodland with small representations of lowland calcareous grassland, wood pasture and parkland. Lye Valley has one of the best examples of a calcareous valley fen, a nationally rare habitat. The plant and animal species of the Lye Valley fen are thought to have lived there since they colonised the spring areas after the retreat of the last ice age perhaps 8,000 to 10,000 years ago.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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