Know before you go
Parking informationNo car park - access on foot via the River Way navigation or Papercourt Lock bridge
Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to August
About the reserve
Papercourt Meadows is part of the larger Papercourt SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) complex that lies on a floodplain between the village of Send and the River Wey.
The majority of the reserve is covered by a floodplain grazing marsh, with areas of open water and trees. The site is bordered by watercourses on three sides - these include the River Wey and Broadmead Cut.
Flora species of note include marsh stitchwort, water-dropwort and slender tuffted sedge, whilst birds include reed bunting, sedge warbler, linnet and stonechat. Meadow pipit and dunnock may also be spotted, as well as a variety of owls at dusk.