Loxley Church Meadow
Know before you go
Parking informationParking at pedestrian entrance not advisable. Parking may be available in Loxley village.
Grazing animalsSheep until around November
Please keep to field boundaries. Paths are undefined.
There are no defined paths around this reserve but it advised to keep to the field boundaries.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
This peaceful, pretty reserve is an ancient hay meadow with lovely views across countryside
What's it like to visit?
You might notice the ancient ridge and furrow pattern to this meadow which suggests farming long ago. A stream forms the bottom boundary and it's great for wildflowers.
What might you spot?
If you want to tick off species in your wildflower spotter's handbook this is a great place to come! There's an abundance of cowslips, dropwort, common spotted orchid and goldilocks buttercup. You might also find meadow vetchling, yellow rattle, common birdsfoot trefoil, lady's bedstraw and great burnet. An impressive twenty-two species of butterfly can be found here, with orange-tip, common blue and small copper all fluttering through the meadow.