Small tortoiseshell on thistle

Small tortoiseshell - Vicky Nall

A small secluded reserve worth exploring for its suprising variety of habitats

Location

9 miles from
Northampton
Northamptonshire

OS Map Reference

SP 624 562
A static map of Ramsden Corner

Know before you go

Size
3 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

Very wet slope at entrance through first meadow

Access

Not suitable for wheelchairs of pushchairs

Dogs

Guide dogs only

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

The northern section of the grassland at Ramden Corner is acidic, with abundant sheep's sorrel and bent grasses giving the grassland a red sheen through much of the year. There are also large quantities of heath bedstraw and sweet vernal-grass, together with the yellow flowers of cat's ear and tormentil.

A large number of bird species have been recorded on the reserve, including redpoll, brambling and grasshopper warbler.

Additional information

  • Scroll down to see the reserve boundary. Please note the boundary map is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary. 

FOR ANY MEDIA ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM:   communicationsteam@wildlifebcn.org or 01954 713500 and ask for comms team.

Contact us

Contact number: 01604 405285

Location map

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