Broadmoor Farm Meadows
- Free car park with 8 visitor spaces (no height restriction)
- Meadows and wooded knolls
- 2.3km circular walk with links to Cricket Field Grove and on to Crowthorne
Where you’ll find it…
Find the free car park ajoining Crowthorne Rugby Club at Lower Broadmoor Road, Crowthorne RG45 7HD. Grid reference SU 85255 63621. What3Words: gracing.showering.hooks. There’s a pedestrian entrance is at the corner of Lower Broadmoor Road and South Road. Grid reference SU 85081 63601.
N.B. We’ve given the nearest postcode, but recommend using the links to look up the exact location. The centre of a postcode may be up to half a mile from your destination.
What you’ll find there…
Tucked away in a quiet corner of Crowthorne, away from busy roads, find Broadmoor Farm Meadows. A tranquil walk with distinctive wooded knolls. When the gorse is in flower, these meadows have a heathland feel and we’re quite at home!
The landscape you find here today is an echo of the past. Once parkland lying beyond the boundary of Broadmoor Hospital, from where patients had the benefit of long views across extensive grounds and the parkland beyond. The historic hospital still sits prominently on the skyline. First opened in 1863, it remains in use as a high-security psychiatric unit. When we first started visiting this area, the hospital’s alarm was tested every Monday at 10am. But even Monday mornings are peaceful now, as tests ceased in 2018.
Note: Can be wet under foot. Dog walkers may find it useful to know that a steam runs across the meadows and is a useful watering hole.
This ‘Greenspace on your doorstep’ is managed by…
Barratt David Wilson Homes