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Bradlaugh Fields

A flower-rich limestone grassland reserve in the middle of Northampton

These three meadow areas, close to Northampton town centre, are part of the larger Bradlaugh Fields Park complex. The reserve contains fine examples of unimproved, semi-natural limestone grassland and fragments of ancient hedgerow. Plants typical of calcareous grassland are found here, including yellow-rattle, knapweeds, lady's bedstraw, red bartsia and bird's-foot trefoil. If you are lucky and visit at dawn or dusk foxes and badgers are commonly spotted around the Bradlaugh Fields complex. 

 

The map below is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary.

Nearby nature reserves

Kingsthorpe Meadow
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Lings
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Abington Meadows
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Nature reserve map

Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2012. For indicative purposes does not show exact boundaries.

Reserve information

Location
Aintree Road
Northampton
Northamptonshire
Map reference
SP 765 639
Best time to visit
May - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
17.50 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
Some paths of tarmac but mainly grass. Some areas steep, wet and uneven
Parking
Park at end of Aintree Road
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Tel: 01604 405285
northamptonshire@wildlifebcn.org