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Meads Eco-Park, Bridgwater


The Meads is an area of low-lying farmland to the south-west of Bridgwater, near St Matthews Field, currently used as grazing marsh. The informal footpaths through the park provide an opportunity to walk and enjoy the unique pastoral landscape.

The site is divided into fields by drainage ditches and open watercourses providing a home for willow trees, kingfishers, dragon flies frogs and tadpoles. There are informal footpaths through the site, please see access map below. The fields are occupied by grazing cattle during the summer so visitors are asked to keep dogs under control and follow the guidelines in this publication NFU Love Your Countryside.

The site is crossed by public rights of way which extend beyond the park and link St Matthews Field with Rhode Lane, the canal towpath and Hamp. Please use the link to the Somerset County Council - Public Rights of Way for details.

The council works closely with the 'Friends of the Meads' group, if you would like to join the group, or find out more information, please contact the council on the details below.

For directions to the Meads Eco-Park, please use the postcode TA6 7ET or for further information, contact the Council using the details below. Please note there is no dedicated car park for access. The closest parking is within pay and display car parks in Bridgwater town centre.

The Meads access map [289.14KB] The Meads Eco Park Management Plan [1.72MB]