View From Falcon Meadow

About Falcon Meadow

The historic 4.2 acre Falcon Meadow lies between the town of Bungay, Suffolk, and the village of Ditchingham, Norfolk, accessed at the Ditchingham end from the junction of Bridge Street and Ditchingham Dam, and from Bungay by bridge from the Staithe.

This beautiful water meadow currently provides the only remaining riverside green area in Bungay with a public right of way. It has one of the oldest public footpaths and is a valued and unique place to go to sit, fish, canoe, wildlife watch and hold riverside events.

It is owned and managed by the Falcon Meadow Community Trust (Registered Charity number 1161688), which aims to develop it as recreational space and to improve its potential as a wildlife habitat.

Falcon Meadow

Falcon Meadow History

Falcon Meadow was owned by Ditchingham United Charities until 2012 when it was sent for sale at auction. With not enough time to fundraise to purchase it for the town, a local businessman stepped in and bought it. When he decided to sell it on in 2015, he agreed to sell to the town for the same price that he had paid for it. A steering group of five was rapidly formed and managed to raise sufficient money as a mix of private loans and donations for the purchase to be completed, so the meadow is now held in Trust for the town.