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These fields were purchased by OPT in 2010 and 2011 and subsequently have been named Marston Hamm as 'hamm' is the Anglo Saxon term for an 'enclosure within the bend of the river'. The fields are surrounded by ancient hedges and the River Cherwell on the south-west border.
OPT is working to restore species-rich grassland on this site, dredging ditches, erecting new gates, fencing and installing water troughs to enable Marston Hamm to return to the traditional management of grazing and hay cuts.
In addition, OPT has constructed a punting pontoon on the river frontage and is working to create a permissive circular walk around the land.