Hoe Road Meadow Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Entry feeDonations welcome
Parking informationParking is available at the cemetery opposite the nature reserve.
Please do not walk on the hay prior to hay cutting. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitVisit 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.