A self guided exploration of a wonderful hay meadow, packed with wild flowers and a-buzz with insect life. Follow the mown snail-trail path to the heart of the meadow. Allow 2 hours+. Access to the Labyrinth in Fivehead Meadow is from RSPB Swell Wood on the A378, 1 mile West of Curry Rivel.
How to get to Fivehead Meadow:
To get to the meadow start at the car park in Swell Wood (TA3 6PX). Full directions for how to get to the car park can be found on the website: https://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/swell-wood/.
Follow the Woodland Walk path to the junction with the Meadow Trail. The path to the meadow is steep in places and can be muddy so sturdy footwear is advised. At the bottom of the hill go through the wooden gate on the left and you have arrived in Fivehead Meadow.
While in the meadow please stick to the paths to ensure that everyone is able to enjoy it and not to damage the homes of the wildlife that lives here.
To return to the car park you have two options both of which create a walk of about 2 miles. You can either return via the same route you arrived, or you can use the public footpath and road network to return to the car park in a circular route. The map below shows these paths.
We’d love to see your photos and videos from the meadow! Share them with us on social media using the hashtag #RSPBSwellWood and tagging @RSPBHamWall