Southorpe Meadow

Type:Nature Reserve

Main Street, Peterborough, PE9 3BX

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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.

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- Size: 2 hectares
- No entry fee
- Grazing animals seasonally
- Walking trails: path fades to nothing shortly after entrance, then tussocky meadow
- Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
- Please keep dogs on a lead

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