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.
Species and habitats
Nearby nature reserves
Nature reserve map
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