* There is a brand new family trail for Bishop's Meadow - you can find the details, inlcuding a route map here. It includes 8 activities to complete! *
The Bishop’s Meadows are one of the few remaining water meadows in this part of Britain and have been in existence since at least AD 687.
Set in the heart of Farnham and bordered by the clear, chalk fed waters of the River Wey, their 35 acres of hay and flower meadowland are a haven for wildlife and an important part of Farnham’s agricultural heritage. They are classified as a Site of Nature Conservation Importance and home to a wide range of wildlife including egrets, kingfishers, bats, grass snakes, voles and the occasional deer.
The far eastern boundary is the Old Vicarage gardens. The tower of St Andrew’s Parish Church is a prominent part of the backdrop to the Meadow and there are also views of Farnham Castle and the spire of the United Reform Church in Farnham.