Runnymede (National Trust)
Runnymede Estate Office
Runnymede is an attractive area of riverside meadows, grassland and broadleaved woodland, rich in flora and fauna, and with a network of pleasant footpaths. It was on this site, in 1215, that King John sealed Magna Carta, an event commemorated by the American Bar Association Memorial. The John F. Kennedy Memorial and various memorial trees are indicative of the area's importance in world history. Also here are the Fairhaven Lodges and Kiosks, designed by Lutyens, one of which is now an art gallery.
Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site
Magic, superstition and the importance of Runnymede's Wildflower Meadows
Join our National Trust Ranger on a guided walk to enjoy the wildflower meadows of Runnymede. Discover the magic and superstition that lay behind the names and uses of the flowers and herbs that inhabit this lovely area and learn how these glorious meadows have been managed in the same way for centuries and why they are so important.
Places are limited so please book in advance to be guaranteed a place.
Please bring sensible clothing appropriate to the weather. You may also wish to bring Wildflower ID Guides, hand lens, magnifying glass etc.
Parking available (please Pay and Display). The paths used for this walk will be pedestrian accessed over uneven ground.
Ffi contact: Runnymede, 01784 432891, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us on a guided walk to witness the fascinating lives of the dragonflies and damselflies that thrive in the beautiful Runnymede meadows and discover the fascination of our SSI pond.
Sensible footwear and clothing for the outdoors please.
There is some rugged terrain and kissing gates to negotiate.