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Southorpe Meadow

A small fragment of unimproved limestone grassland in eastern England

Southorpe Meadow is a small, wildflower-rich hay meadow with the ridge and furrow structure created by a medieval oxen-plough still visible. The show of wild flowers begins in spring with cowslips. Look closely in the damper furrows in early summer and you'll see adder's-tongue fern nestling beneath the taller grasses.

Southorpe Meadow is one of the reserves in the John Clare Living Landscape.

 

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

Nearby nature reserves

Southorpe Paddock
1 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Wansford Pasture & Standen's Pasture
3 miles - Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire
Old Sulehay
3 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
9 miles from Peterborough
Peterborough
Cambridgeshire
PE9 3BX
Map reference
TF 083 031
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
1.80 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Living Landscape schemes
John Clare Country Project
Walking information
Path fades to nothing shortly after entrance then tussocky meadow.
Parking
Park in Southorpe village on roadside
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Tel: 01733 294543
peterborough@wildlifebcn.org