The Bishop’s Meadow is close to the centre of Farnham, Surrey. Its postcode is GU9 7XR.
Grid Reference is: SU835463 – OS X (Eastings): 483541 – OS Y (Northings): 146375
There are 3 main access points to the Bishop’s Meadow on foot:
1. To reach the Meadow by foot, walk down Red Lion Lane, continue down Weydon Mill Lane and walk across the bridge into the Meadow.
2. An alternative foot access to the Meadow is by walking through St Andrew’s churchyard. With the Old Vicarage to your left, follow the footpath into a narrow brick walled passage way and continue until you reach the Meadow.
3. Walk down Meade Lane (off West Street opposite the Plough Pub) and carry straight on until you reach the Meadow.
The only road entrance to the Meadow is at the Crosby Estate. To get there, drive down West Street towards the Coxbridge Roundabout and turn left at the small roundabout by the Memorial Hall. Follow the road down and around to the left and then turn right into Whitlet Close ending in a gate. Please park with consideration for the inhabitants of the estate.
The nearest car park is Waggon Yard in Farnham GU9 7PS
There are no public amenities on the Meadow with the exception of a few benches.
Yes – the Meadow is used by many local residents to walk their dogs. The Bishop’s Meadow Trust expects dog owners to be respectful of the space and to clear up after their dogs putting their dog waste bags and any other litter in the bins provided.
No. It is owned by the Bishop’s Meadow Trust. There are three public footpaths which run across it from Crosby Gate to Weydon Mill Lane and from St Andrew’s church to the bye-pass at Coxbridge Roundabout. Other footpaths are permissive, that is the Trust allows them to be used by pedestrians on a temporary basis.
No. The Meadow is agricultural land and the hay crop provides a large part of our annual income. Motorcycles and quad bikes cause a great deal of damage to the Meadow especially when the hay is growing or waiting to be cut.
Not without the permission of the Trust and it is very unlikely that it will be given.
Yes. We are keen to encourage use by organisations in the local community. Schools and youth organisations such as the Scout/Guides are welcome to visit by arrangement.
The Bishop’s Meadow Trust has an outstanding loan of over £55,000 which is currently being reduced by £6,000 a year. We need funding to help us to meet this commitment as well as to provide on-going improvement and maintenance of the land.