THE BYES PARK – GILCHRIST FIELD AND MARGARET’S MEADOW
Whilst these two fields are part of the Byes park, they are separated by a path from the main, southern part – and are managed separately by the Sid Vale Association:
There is Margaret’s Meadow, a rough meadow area of more than 8 acres and borders the river Sid. There is an area within Margaret’s Meadow called Golden Copse, it is a fenced off area with selected trees and benches designated dog free… Further on from Margaret’s Meadow is Gilchrist Field, owned and managed by the Sid Vale Association. At a little over 7.5 acres it is maintained to encourage wildlife.
Here’s a photo of Margaret’s Meadow:
Named in memory of Margaret Clark, whose fundraising enabled land around Sidmouth to be preserved frodevelopment. This area belongs to the Sid Vale Association. The young circular planting in the centre is the Golden Jubilee Copse, dating from 2003. This and more information is on the board visible on the right. View from beside The Byes.