Know before you go
Path fades to nothing shortly after entrance, then tussocky meadow
Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitspring 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.
Southorpe Meadow is one of the reserves in the John Clare Living Landscape.