A donation to support our work would be much appreciated. For example, a donation of £30 could sponsor a 6-metre mesh roll plus staples and tools to fix it down during our 2021 Autumn/Winter maintenance programme. Any amount is most welcome.

We are improving the building techniques used for the boardwalk so that the repairs are long-lasting and durable and applying new techniques, such as the use of crushed limestone and dried reeds from the fen to provide a dry footing during the wetter months. Repairs to the boardwalk do not come cheaply. It costs around £100 a metre in materials to replace the wooden boardwalk completely and £5 a metre simply to upgrade the anti-slip wire.

Since the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020, Hinksey Heights Nature Trail has been the focus of a sustained restoration and improvement effort carried out by the landowners in partnership with a flourishing volunteer body drawn from the local community. In 18 months, the Trail has been transformed for the better and won a renewed role as a valuable local amenity for people who like to come and walk, and enjoy the peace of this special place; especially in the challenging months of lockdown. It is also a treasure house of wildlife, including rare habitats and many species of flora and fauna.

Contact Us

If you are interested in volunteering to help with the boardwalk project, please contact us at:

We particularly welcome volunteers with practical experience of D.I.Y. or construction. Sessions are usually held on Thursdays and Saturdays, weather depending.