Know before you go
Grazing animalsThe resrve is often grazed by sheep or cattle once the hay is cut.
While the hay crop is growing in June/July, please keep to the edge of the fields and do not let dogs off the lead. Please keep gates closed at all times
Please contact us regarding wheelchair accessibility.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
The reserve comprises two fields enclosed by hedgerows on the northern and eastern boundaries. There are some old fruit trees planted into the east field and into the hedgerow between the two fields. The main interest in this reserve lies in the plants of the meadows. Some species typical of old hay meadows still survive, notably the little Adder's Tongue fern and the undershrub, dyer's greenweed. The presence of yellow ant mounds and numbers of the day-flying yellow underwing moth are further indicators that this is an ancient grassland site. On warm mid-summer days numbers of the meadow butterflies, ringlet, meadow brown and gatekeeper, fly above the grasses, while three species of bumblebee add to the entomological interest.