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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…

Brown and orange butterfly resing on one of many yellow and white flowers

Nature Notes – July 2019

By Wildlife

Restoring grassland habitat is a slow process. Each year, we get another point on our graph that tells us how we’re doing and then we have to wait another twelve months. To get this year’s point, Helen and I have been out with a clipboard and quadrat, surveying Cathedral Field.

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