Upper Thames Butterfly Sites - Oxfordshire

This page contains a list of recommended butterfly sites to be found in Oxfordshire. It is by no means exhaustive, but includes the majority of those sites which appear regularly in Butterfly Sightings. All the sites mentioned here have year-round free public access unless otherwise stated. If you can recommend other good butterfly sites in Oxfordshire with public access, please contact the Webmaster.
You will need a decent map to find many of these places. The Ordnance Survey Explorer series (1:25,000) is recommended, although the Landranger series (1:50,000) will be adequate in most cases. Locations have been given using the National Grid Reference system, marked on all Ordnance Survey maps.
To find out more about a particular site, click on its name.
Ardley Wood Quarry
Asham Meads
Aston Rowant NNR
Aston Upthorpe Downs
Bagley Wood
Chinnor Hill
Dry Sandford Pit
Hackpen Hill
Piddington Wood
Shotover Country Park
Standlake Common
Swyncombe Downs
Sydlings Copse
Warburg Reserve
Waterperry Wood
Watlington Hill
Whitecross Green Wood
Wytham Woods