Welcome to The Harnham Water Meadows

The photograph below shows the drowning of lower Seven Acres

The Harnham Water Meadows, within the city of Salisbury, are part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and are an Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA).

They incorporate a surviving part of the irrigation system once widespread across the Wessex chalkland.

The meadows are owned jointly by the Dean and Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral and the Harnham Water Meadows Trust.

The tasks of the Trust are to manage the meadows as a single entity and to restore and operate the historic irrigation structures, all consistent with the modern requirements of an SSSI.

The Harnham Water Meadows


As featured in Country Life Magazine

Take a guided walk around the historic watermeadows overlooked by Salisbury Cathedral, the location of some of John Constable's paintings.

Walks are usually from 2.30 to 4.00pm starting at Rose Cottage adjacent to The Old Mill Restaurant, Town Path, Harnham.

Please contact by e-mail hwmeadows12@yahoo.com or telephone 01722 340212 if you wish to join a walk.

The Harnham Water Meadows


In order to use Rose Cottage to the full, to be able to take school and adult groups over the Meadows, and to ‘be a presence’ at shows, fetes etc, - we need MORE VOLUNTEERS. You would only be called on occasionally and, if needed, given appropriate training. Please volunteer for any of:

Working parties

Taking walks over the meadows

Helping in the statutory ‘drowning’ of the Meadows

Stewarding for events in Rose Cottage

Join a welcoming team at Rose Cottage when open to the public

Please contact Janet Fitzjohn - Tel: 01722 340212

Registered Charity No: 1001360

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