Christ Church Meadows run from Christ Church down to the Thames or Isis. The Meadows can be accessed from St. Aldate's through the memorial gardens, from Christ Church itself, from Merton Street between Christ Church and Merton College, from Rose Lane by the Botanical Gardens and from the north river path. The meadows themselves are rectangular in shape and a path runs around them alongside the Thames and the Cherwell. Many of the boat houses can be accessed at the south east corner of the meadows.
The tourist entrance to Christ Church is through the Meadows and they also contain playing fields belonging to Merton College School. There is a ferry across the Cherwell that lands near Magdalen College School and St. Hilda's College