Trowbridge - Biss Meadows Country Park
Address: St Stephen's Place, Trowbridge, BA14 7EH (address for Town Park).
Outdoor: Large sized country park
Large open space behind the Town Park
Grass meadow, ponds, flood plains
Follows along the River Biss
Buggy, bicycle and scooter friendly
Dogs allowed off lead
Nearest public toilet: Castle Place Shopping Centre, BA14 8AL
Description: A large, pleasant open green space located behind Tesco, which can be accessed via the Town Park (or from the supermarket itself, or via nearby housing estates - further location details here). The country park follows the River Biss, and features large grassed spaces, wild flower areas, several ponds (the one closest to the Town Park has a decking area perfect for pond dipping), asphalt and gravel paths for buggies, bikes and scooters, several picnic benches, and lots of birds! It is popular with local dog walkers, though plentiful doggy bins meant it seemed very clean at the time of visiting. One section of the site acts as a flood plain, and can be flooded during heavy rains.
Parking: There are several car parks nearby including: St Stephen's Place Multi Storey adjacent to the park, which is free (2 hours free parking on the lower floors, 23 hours free parking on floors 4 and above), there is parking by the Odeon cinema complex (free for 3 hours, pay & display for longer), Castle Place Shopping Centre, Court Street (pay & display), and The Shires (pay & display). Tesco has free parking for 2 hours and the park can be accessed via a footbridge from the store.
Price: Free access
Contact/Further Information: The park is managed by Trowbridge Town Council - http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/countryparks?cp=CP_BISS&ac=show
What Else Is Nearby?: The Trowbridge Town Park and Civic Centre are adjacent to the park. The Town Centre can also be accessed directly from the park. The St Stephen's Place site next to the park includes branches of Odeon, Premier Inn, Prezzo, Nando's, Frankie & Benny's, Deere's Diner, Chiquito, Wagamama, and Valeroso Lounge.
Page information last updated: June 2017