Hawley Meadows & Blackwater Park
- Free parking (1.9m height restriction)
- Meadows beside the River Blackwater with surfaced and unsurfaced paths
- 3.7km circular walk
Where you’ll find it…
Find the main entrance and the free car park on the A331, Camberley, opposite the Watchmoor Business Park, nearest postcode GU15 3YL. Grid reference SU 86057 59133. What3Words: curving.inflating.ethic.
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…
This traditional floodplain meadow is a lovely place, especially on a warm summer’s day, when masses of dragonflies will be darting about. The car park lies roughly in the centre of this green stretch of river bank, so make the most of your walk by following the River Blackwater south, as far as the M3 flyover; and then all the way up to the north, following the route of the railway, through a gate into wooded Blackwater Park, just off Admiralty Way. This is the waymarked Blackwater Valley Path of course, so if you keep going north, you’ll come to another of our entries, Shepherd Meadows, just across the London Road.
Note: Dog walkers should be aware that fencing is not secure and there have been sad instances of dogs escaping onto the railway line and onto the A331. There are plenty of places where dogs can reach the river for a drink. The Blackwater Park end has more shade, than the open meadow areas.