Southorpe Meadow

Southorpe Meadow

Southorpe Meadow

A small fragment of unimproved limestone grassland in eastern England

Location

Main Street
Peterborough
PE9 3BX

OS Map Reference

TF 083 031
A static map of Southorpe Meadow

Know before you go

Size
2 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

Path fades to nothing shortly after entrance, then tussocky meadow

Access

Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

spring and summer

About the reserve

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.

Additional information

  • Southorpe Meadow is one of the reserves in the John Clare Living Landscape.
  • 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: 01954 713500

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map

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