Port Meadow is one of the largest open spaces in Oxford. With the River Thames flowing through the heart of the meadow the flood plains are home to many species of cattle, horses and wildfowl.
You can have a good walk without leaving the common or you can cross the river onto the Thames towpath or explore the 35 ha of the neighbouring Burgess Field.
There are static picnic benches and BBQs near the Godstow Road entrance.
Port Meadow provides opportunities to enjoy coarse fishing providing you have the appropriate rod licence and permits.
Swimming, also known as wild swimming, has become increasingly popular in the area.
The ponies on Port Meadow are all native types and are built to withstand all weathers; they also live off very little grass.
There are two car parks which you can use to access Port Meadow.
One is at the north end of the meadow off Godstow Road (nearby postcode OX2 8PU).
The other is at the south end off Walton Well Road (charges apply - nearby postcode OX2 6ED).