Hoe Road Memorial Meadow
Know before you go
Please do not walk on the hay prior to hay cutting.
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
About the reserve
A flower-rich hay meadow within easy access of Bishop's Waltham. The site has a rich variety of insects and wild flowers. On a bright summer's day the meadow shimmers with small copper and common blue butterflies, flitting between the many wildflowers including oxeye daisy, bird's-foot-trefoil, pepper saxifrage and field scabious. Listen out for yellowhammer in the breeding season. In the winter the surrounding hedgerows provide plentiful food for the flocks of fieldfare and redwing, which are escaping the colder weather in Scandinavia.
Hoe Road Memorial Meadow was donated to the Wildlife Trust by supporter Nancy Mason 20 years ago. Today the meadow can be sponsored in someone's memory, making it a tribute that will bloom year after year. Find out more by contacting us on 01489 774400.
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.