Common spotted orchid

Common spotted orchid - Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Skaters' Meadow

Please note: Skaters' meadow cannot be accessed on foot but can be seen from the fence.

A wet meadow home to a high diversity of flowers


Grantchester Meadows

OS Map Reference

TL 440 569
A static map of Skaters' Meadow

Know before you go

2 hectares

Entry fee


Grazing animals


Walking trails

Skaters' meadow cannot be accessed on foot but can be seen from Grantchester Meadows Road


Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs 


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Not open to the public but can be viewed from Granchester Meadows road.

Best time to visit

spring and summer

About the reserve

Skaters' Meadow is a wet field and has a highly diverse flora. In spring, a blaze of yellow can be seen as large blossoms of marsh-marigold appear along with the purple of marsh-orchids.


Contact us

Contact number: 01954 713500

Environmental designation

County Wildlife Site

Support our work

Did you enjoy your visit? From donating to volunteering, there are many different ways you can help us restore and protect local wildlife. We can't do this without you!

How you can help

Betony at Upwood Meadows June  - c. Robert Enderby

Become a member

Help fight the rapid decline in wildlife across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and enjoy some fabulous benefits. From only £3.50/month

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