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Brook Meadow

An old traditional hay meadow with beautiful wild flowers.

We have looked after this traditional hay meadow since 1995. It is surrounded by hedgerows of mature trees and shrubs and Cuttle Brook lies on the west.

 

What's it like to visit?

This meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its herb-rich flood meadow grassland. The field is flooded or water-logged in winter which means its important to stick to the upper boundary when its wet.  

 

What might you spot?

Look out for meadow foxtail and great burnet - these are now very scarce in Warwickshire. Visit the wetter northern end of the reserve to see the golden marsh-marigolds, wild angelica and even the rare meadow thistle. 

 

Sixteen species of grass have been identified including crested dog’s-tail, sweet vernal grass and yellow oat-grass. Wildflowers peak through these grasses including devil’s-bit scabious and meadow vetchling. The meadow’s edge is made up of oak, ash and field maple with Scots pine towering over hazel, wild plum and blackthorn. This offers useful cover for many creatures, including brown hare during the winter months. 

Nearby nature reserves

Cuttle Pool
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Temple Balsall
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Parkridge Centre, Brueton Park, Solihull
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Just east of Darley Green village, south of Dorridge. The reserve is located at the Darley Green Road end of Baker's Lane
Dorridge
Warwickshire
B93 8PW
Map reference
SP 180 742
Great for...
wildflowers
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
2.00 hectares
Access
Members Only

Relatively flat, no defined paths, prone to waterlogging; please stick to boundary
Walking information
Relatively flat, no defined paths, prone to waterlogging, please stick to boundary.
Parking
Park on Bakers Lane
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Cattle
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912
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