We went Walking at Peacock Meadows, Bracknell on the last weekend in June, during lockdown and it was relatively quiet. The meadow is a large open space made up of 36 hectares. There are clean and tidy paths and a free car park. The meadow is dog friendly and we got an off road buggy around the site without a problem. The paths are also flat and we saw a couple of people cycling on them.
Whilst Walking at Peacock Meadows, Bracknell we followed the path to the left from the car park. This initially gave us a great overview of the meadow and the wonderful long grasses blowing in the wind. There were some areas of Peacock Meadow that had the grass cut and there were a few people enjoying picnics and family time. One family were flying kites, which reminded me we needed to do that more often.
We then ventured off the main path and followed a sign which said Ramblers Route and Eashamptead. This took us through a gateway, once through the gateway we turned right and followed a woodland path along the side of the meadow. It was great for a bit of shade and added to our adventure. At the end of the woodland path we went through a gate on our right back into the main meadow.
We then rejoined the path and headed up the big hill. On the left we came across a wildflower meadow that was bustling with wildlife. The noise of the birds and crickets was incredible and a joy to listen to. It was also wonderful to watch the birds swooping around the meadow and the butterflies dancing in their natural habitat.
After enjoying the meadow and watching the wildlife, we then walked across the top of the meadow and followed the path down the hill back to the car park. You can easily extend the walk further if you wanted to carry on for longer as several paths go off in different directions.
Where to Park?
Peacock Meadows is on the edge of Jennett’s Park in Bracknell and to access the car park you drive through the housing estate. The small car park is free and can be found off Swift Fields, Bracknell. The map reference is 845 678, nearest postcode RG12 8DS. For more information about Peacock Meadows, click here.
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