Know before you go
Some paths of tarmac but mainly grass. Some areas steep, wet and uneven
Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to September
About the reserve
These three meadow areas, close to Northampton town centre, are part of the larger Bradlaugh Fields Park complex. The reserve contains fine examples of unimproved, semi-natural limestone grassland and fragments of ancient hedgerow. Plants typical of calcareous grassland are found here, including yellow-rattle, knapweeds, lady's bedstraw, red bartsia and bird's-foot trefoil. If you are lucky and visit at dawn or dusk foxes and badgers are commonly spotted around the Bradlaugh Fields complex.