From flood to fun…

Longrun Meadow is a focus for events in Taunton including all sorts of activities such as running and orienteering, to being a favourite dog-walking spot or just sitting in the cathedral for a break away from the bustle of the town centre.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved in the management of Longrun Meadow through The Friends of Longrun Meadow including helping to manage the site for wildlife

Events at Longrun Meadow

Lots of different events are organised at Longrun meadow, such as choirs singing in the willow cathedral, dog festivals, sports festivals and wildlife walks. Come and join in…

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Activities at Longrun Meadow

Activities such as running, orienteering, cycling, kayaking and dog walking take place around Longrun Meadow. Come and join in…

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Wildlife at Longrun Meadow

Lots of wildlife makes its home in the meadow. Kingfishers, chiff chaffs and blue tits; water voles, wood mice and otters; butterflies, dragonflies and beetles to name just a few. There are weekday and weekend work parties to help manage the meadow run by the Friends group. Come and join in…

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Latest news from the Friends of Longrun Meadow…

SPONGE 2020 Plans

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Longrun Meadow already provides a great space for people as well as wildlife, and at the same time performs an important function as a storage area for water when the Tone can’t cope with the amount of rainfall it is carrying. This spring, we are looking at improving this even further by undertaking works on the drain running from Castle School car park into the Tone, as part of the European-funded SPONGE 2020 project. Read More

Find out more about Longrun Meadow through our Friends Group

Interested in keeping up to date with running at Longrun Meadow, find out more at parkrun

Dog walkers, have you heard about our Taunton Dog Owners Forum?