Weyburn Meadows Contact
The site contact for our Weyburn Meadows space is Stuart Croft Tel: 01252 331 353
This space is managed in partnership with Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership
Region: South East
This tranquil rural site bordering the River Wey has open wet grassland in the north and semi-improved grassland in the south. Hedgerows, treelines and woodland add to its diverse character and circular walking routes, pathways and a boardwalk enable enjoyable access all year round.
Open via Public Rights of Way only. (Full access is planned for 2020)
A free car park (not Land Trust) is located at the end of Water Meadow Close, Elstead. The nearest postcode is GU8 6LB.
The Pavilion Cafe, Tanshire Park is open weekdays from 12-3pm and is nearby.
The site is free to use.
The land is generally level throughout, although uneven in places. Access over the wet meadow is via a raised boardwalk.
Well controlled dogs are welcome.
Walking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.
Wetland marsh comprising fen, reed and marshy grassland with reed beds, ditches, streams and pools, bounded to the north by the River Wey. Semi-improved grassland. Groups of scrub willow, alder woodland, mixed wet woodland, oak woodland and developing bramble and hawthorn scrub.
Eashing Meadows, Thursley National Nature Reserve, Watts Gallery - Artists' Village, Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB)
Shackleford Road, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6LB
Site size: 7 hectares
This Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) was established in 2020. The purpose of this and other local SANGs is to avoid increased recreational pressure on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) from new residential development by providing alternative recreation areas that offer a similar experience to the SPA.
The land was formerly used for clay-pigeon shooting and then for grazing horses. Following establishment of the SANG the site is being managed in accordance with a SANG management plan and maintained by conservation mowing.
The management of Weyburn Meadows will seek to enhance both the biodiversity and recreational value of the new site for visitors.
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