Friends of

Burgess Field


Burgess Field is a reclaimed landfill site, now home to a nature reserve. It is located alongside the eastern edge of Port Meadow, just north of the new railway bridge at the end of Aristotle Lane, covering an area of approximately 30 hectares (75 acres). It is a mix of rough open grassland and small copses, with a belt of more mature trees along its northern end.

The Friends of Burgess Field aim to work with the City Council to preserve and enhance the natural character of Burgess Field as a resource for wildlife, recreation and education. Membership is open to all who share our aims and who demonstrate support by a voluntary donation each year and / or by active participation in our projects.




Burgess Field can be accessed from over the railway bridge at the end of Aristotle Lane and along the causeway on Port Meadow, or across Wolvercote Common from Wolvercote. If you look at the hand drawn map, you can see the two entrances and the various paths round the reserve.

If you want to know more about the work we're doing, or to donate to the Friends, please contact the Chair, Richard Gordon, at