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Soham Meadow

A traditional hay meadow exceptionally rich in wildflowers

Lying on the side of the Soham Lode, this traditional hay meadow is exceptionally rich in wildflowers. The grassy sward includes many meadow species including sweet vernal-grass and red fescue, with cowslip and milkwort in the drier areas. Wetter areas support a mixture of grasses, sedges and rushes. Among these can be found marsh valerian, adder's-tongue fern, and pepper-saxifrage. Thick hedgerows border the meadow, providing valuable habitat for birds such as wintering flocks of redwing and fieldfare.

 

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

Nearby nature reserves

Fordham Woods
2 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Roswell Pits
6 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Norah Hanbury-Kelk Meadows
7 miles - Suffolk Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

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

Reserve information

Location
6 miles from
Ely
Cambridgeshire
Map reference
TL 609 727
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
3.60 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Walking information
Walk in on busy road verge; steep slope under bridge;rough ground in meadow
Parking
On A142, 3/4 of a mile north of roundabout junction with the A1123, park in layby on left
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Tel: 01954 713500
cambridgeshire@wildlifebcn.org