Sunday, 19 June 2011

Bishops Meadow Hereford

The Bishops Meadow was for centuries owned by the Bishops of Hereford, who allowed the citizens free use. During the 19th century, it was formally handed over to the people.

This parkland on the banks of the River Wye in the centre of Hereford is great for quiet recreation with the family or a gentle stroll along the river Wye whatever the time of year.

It has Tennis Courts, a Putting green and a play area with swings and slides and borders King George V Playing Fields and the nearby Hereford Leisure Pool, opposite is a small shop called The Candy Castle supplying ice creams etc. Walk over the Victoria footbridge to access the historic Castle Green and Castle Pool.

There is a delightful walk beside the river, where you can frequently see Swans and other water life, there are  excellent views  of Hereford Cathedral from the Bishops Meadow. The walk is lined by a magnificent collection of copper beeche trees with seating along the way. Access to Bishops Meadow is across the mediaeval Wye Bridge, or over the handsome suspension bridge known as Victoria Footbridge

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