CS Lewis Community Nature Reserve

CS Lewis Community Nature Reserve, Oxford: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, CS Lewis Community Nature Reserve Reviews: 4/5

CS Lewis Community Nature Reserve

CS Lewis Community Nature Reserve
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Jeff C
Oxford, UK66 contributions
Nice but noisy
Jun 2020
Nice place on the outskirts of Oxford, good for a stroll, a picnic or for the kids to play by the pond and in the woods. Lots of wild flowers and birdlife. Main drawback is the constant noise from the nearby ring road. No entry or parking fee. Number 9 bus stops nearby.
Written June 20, 2020
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SHarold72
6 contributions
Not a good day out
Jun 2019
Looked forward to having a nice day out with the kids but it wasn't fun and they definitely didn't enjoy it and neither did we, quite dull
Written August 13, 2019
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Winnie M
Oxford, UK263 contributions
Lovely area but house not worth visiting
Sep 2018 • Friends
Visited the house as part of Oxford open doors event - glad that I did it but probably will not do it again and definitely will not pay to get a tour (Although perhaps you’d consider if you were a massive fan of his work/life. )
The house itself is just a two story house with a few rooms.
Written January 19, 2019
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peck8
Kidlington, UK71 contributions
Lovely location
Jun 2018 • Family
This is a lovely little place. We parked at the end of Lewis Close outside C.S. Lewis’s Old house and walked up the alley between two houses. We could take the pushchair a small part of the way but had to park it up and take my daughter on foot once we got to steps etc. It’s a pretty area and very tranquil. We went when they had placed lots of fairy doors and it was magical. My son loved finding them all. You could easily pond dip with a bucket and bet there too. It’s only an hour or two job and there isn’t much else around there. I was glad I took the children and will certainly go back. I am reasonably local though so would not come out of my way for it as it’s so short.
Written June 7, 2018
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LifeisBeautiful
Washington DC, DC235 contributions
Big fan but so disappointing to not be able to tour the home
Jun 2017 • Family
If you're a big C.S. Lewis fan and want to see his home, email the foundation to schedule a tour of the inside, otherwise it's not worth going to see. You can only see a very limited part of the home from the street. The nature reserve is a moldy, algae-ridden small pond about a hundred yards away.
Written August 2, 2017
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Lorna S
20 contributions
Worth a look if your visiting the CS Lewis house
Apr 2017 • Friends
We spent and hour here prior to our tour at The Kilns. It's a lovely area with a pond and paths surrounded by trees. It's quite and peaceful and provided some inspiration for CS Lewis Narnia stories.

Some of the paths around the pond are quite steep with a lot of tree roots so not suitable if you have limited mobility! But you could walk up the pond and sit at the edge of it without walking the whole way round.

There are a few signs detailing the animals/plants that can be seen around the area and it's a nice peaceful place to sit for a while but I wouldn't make a special trip to visit this place!
Written April 11, 2017
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unailg
Oxford, UK2 contributions
Fantastic!
Feb 2017 • Couples
My favorite sport in Oxford, I did go many times and I love it!

I will recommend it for couples, families and tourist.
Written February 15, 2017
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ze64
Abingdon, UK176 contributions
Special
Jun 2016 • Family
Visited with two young children who both loved the variation of peaceful pond and steep steps through the woods.

A real hidden gem very close to Oxford - Parking is a little tight at the end of the lane but you know you are walking into a something special as soon as you walk along the short passage to the pond.

Well worth a visit!
Written June 26, 2016
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kezzballs
Oxford, UK19 contributions
Hidden Gem
Mar 2016 • Family
A beautiful little oasis and a hidden gem close to Oxford. We visited while waiting for a friend at the hospital to have investigations. We visited in mid-March so much of the reserve was not in bloom, bluebells just starting to come up but we saw snowdrops and primroses, the highlight of the reserve was hearing the woodpeckers! It took us (myself and an almost 3 year old) about 45 minutes to walk around this reserve which was an inspiration to CS Lewis for Narnia. Lots of benches to have a rest and lots to see for little ones; log piles, ponds, ducks, sheep. There are some steep steps but my little one loved them and the board walks and troll bridges too. We would have spent longer if the weather was warmer. I hoped to eat a packed lunch there but it was a bit chilly for my toddler.
Written March 15, 2016
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ArwenElf
Rock Hill, SC117 contributions
Delightful
Jul 2014 • Family
What a delight to be able to explore the C.S. Lewis Nature Reserve after touring The Kilns!! It has literally been my life dream to see both the house and the Reserve. The pond has lots of waterfowl and it was so neat to sit by the pond and think that this was where C.S. Lewis sat too! There are lovely paths to explore as well and I even got to see the Lewis bomb shelter that Paxford built.
Written June 9, 2015
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