Hoe Road Meadow © Lianne de Mello

Hoe Road Meadow © Lianne de Mello

Hoe Road Meadow Nature Reserve

A beautiful meadow, perfect for a gentle walk in the spring

Location

Hoe Road
Bishop's Waltham
Hampshire
SO32 1DS

OS Map Reference

SU563173
A static map of Hoe Road Meadow Nature Reserve

Know before you go

Size
3 hectares

Entry fee

Donations welcome

Parking information

Parking is available at the cemetery opposite the nature reserve.

Access

Please do not walk on the hay prior to hay cutting. Contact the Trust for disabled access information

Dogs

Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Visit in summer to see beautiful butterflies and meadow flowers

About the reserve

Beautiful Hoe Road meadow was given to the Wildlife Trust to care for over 20 years ago, by supporter Nancy Mason. More recently it has been sponsored in memory of a number of local people, whose names now reside in this peaceful place on purpose built oak posts.

Hoe Road Meadow nature reserve is the perfect spot for a gentle walk, particularly in the summer months. On a bright summer’s day, the meadow shimmers with small copper and common blue butterflies, flitting between the many wildflowers, including ox-eye daisies, bird’s-foot trefoil and field scabious.

During the spring and summer you will likely hear yellowhammers, and the hedges around the meadow provide plentiful food for flocks of fieldfare and redwing during the winter months.

Getting to Hoe Road Memorial Meadow  

Grid Ref:   SU 563 173

Bus Stop: Bishops Waltham Square (3/4 mile). Various routes to Bishops Waltham (Brijan) / Winchester to Fareham route (Stagecoach). Follow High Street. Turn right into Bank Street and continue for half a mile. Reserve is on the right between houses , just before cemetery on the left. Sat Nav: SO32 1DS to Hoe Road

Directions: From roundabout B2177/B3035 head towards Fareham, after 1/4 mile turn left into Shore Lane, then almost immediately right into Cricklemede. At the roundabout turn right onto Hoe Road, after 1/4 mile turn left into cemetery to park.

Parking: Park in cemetery opposite reserve.

Contact us

Mike Allen

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