From flood to fun…

Longrun Meadow is a distinctive location for events in Taunton, a base for all sorts of activities, a favourite dog-walking spot as well as being a perfect place to have a break from the bustle of the town centre.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved in the management of Longrun Meadow by joining The Friends of Longrun Meadow.

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…

Adults and children paddling canoes on a river

Activities at Longrun Meadow

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


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…


Latest news from the Friends of Longrun Meadow…

SPONGE 2020 Plans

By Community, Wildlife

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

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