Barn owl

© Russell Savory

Short eared owl

© Russell Savory

A wet meadow next to the River Wey that supports a number of rare plants and birds.


Nearest postcode: GU23 7ES

OS Map Reference

A static map of Papercourt Meadows

Know before you go

19 hectares

Parking information

No car park - access on foot via the River Wey navigation or Papercourt Lock bridge

Grazing animals



Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.


Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May 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.



Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map

© Bill Shimmers