Dix Pit - Stanton Harcourt

Dix Pit, Stanton Harcourt is just over 4 miles from the village of Eynsham.  The Pit is part of the Lower Windrush Valley Complex. 

Directions - from the A40 Eynsham roundabout take the B4449 heading towards the villages of Sutton and Stanton Harcourt.  Continue on the B4449 past the village of Sutton and follow the directions to the Waste Disposal & Recycling Centre,  which is on the left.  After leaving the B4449 keep to the main Waste Disposal road that initially bears to the right.

As Dix Pit comes into view, on the left is a lay-by providing the initial viewing point.  A second viewing point is located at the end of the road on the left-hand side just beyond the entrance to the Waste Disposal Centre (the speed-humps between the two viewing points are on the severe side).

Due to its close proximity to active landfill areas it is very attractive to gulls particularly during the week when the tips are being worked.  It is also a good site for overwintering wildfowl. 

The road to the Waste Disposal Centre is not an official right of way and is only open to cars during the day.  There is limited parking at the second viewing area but please seek permission at the Centre’s office if you wish leave your car to explore the footpaths.