Bird's-foot trefoil

Bird's-foot trefoil - Lee Schofield


A traditional hay meadow rich in wild flowers


4 miles from

OS Map Reference

TL 008 183
A static map of Sallowsprings

Know before you go

1 hectare

Entry fee


Grazing animals


Walking trails

Paths not well defined except for those at the entrace




On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

The wildflowers that thrive here today belie the fact that this was once part of a caravan park. Now, the delicate umbels of pignut flowers in spring are followed by the purples of common knapweed in summer attracting butterflies and other insects to feed. Walk through the meadow before its annual cut and you are taken back in time to when there were meadows like this found almost everywhere.

The mature hedgerow to the east is centuries old and is composed of a variety of native shrubs including holly. It leads to a small section of Sallowsprings Wood, but the remainder of the wood is not part of the reserve. Here yellow archangel and bluebell flower before the dense canopy of the tree leaves closes over in summer.   

Contact us

Contact number: 01234 364213

Location map

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Betony at Upwood Meadows June  - c. Robert Enderby

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