Description and Walk
Calling this a ‘walk’ might be stretching things a bit. The Millennium Meadow is 3 fields with the River Ivel passing by on one side. It doesn’t take long to walk around it. See our video.
Undoubtedly it makes for a great picnic location on a warm day, and it’s a place where children regularly go to take a dip or paddle in the shallow river. The water there is particularly clean, as one of the Ivel’s sources is Barton Hills with its chalk-filtered springs.
If you want to extend your walk you can go across the wooden Millennium Bridge where you will reach a stony path that leads past farmers' fields and the privately owned Poppy Hill Lakes which are the preserve of fishermen. Our video shows stolen glimpses of the lakes which are visible from the footpath, but they appear to be very much in ‘Oi! get orf moi land’ territory. They look nice, though, along with the adjacent barley fields in summer.