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.

Southorpe Meadow is one of the reserves in the John Clare Living Landscape.   

Contact us

Contact number: 01954 713500

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)