Peacock Meadows & Big Wood
- Free parking (2.1m height restriction)
- Disabled parking spaces
- Benches and picnic tables
- Huge expanse of meadow with surfaced paths
- Over 4km of footpaths
- Links to longer walks along Bracknell footpath 15 and Rambler’s Route
Where you’ll find it…
What you’ll find there…
Keep an eye out for birds of prey overhead, and in the spring listen out for the beautiful song of the skylark! With heaps of space and good paths, Peacock Meadows is the ideal spot for dog walks, picnics and jogging. Those looking to explore their artistic side will find three posts with brass engravings of plants and animals to look out for. Why not take the kids for a spot of brass rubbing?
Bracknell Forest Council have installed information boards that explain the history of the place and the wildlife you’ll find here. For example, the name has a long history dating back to 1625 and the first tenant farmer, John Peacock!
Crossing over Peacock Lane will take you to another section of the park, the north meadow and Big Wood, where you can stroll through a meadow and into the neighbouring ancient woodland. This area is separately fenced area, and less visited than the main meadow, so it’s worth seeking out.
N.B. Skylarks nest on the ground in the meadows March to August so it’s important to keep to the paths during this period.