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Heath's Meadows

These meadows have a wealth of grassland flowers, including cowslip, green-winged orchid and adder's tongue.

Each of the meadows has somewhat differing plant communities reflecting past differences of grazing, mowing and manuring treatment. They contain a wealth of grassland flowers: cowslip, the now rare green-winged orchid, spotted-orchid, adder's-tongue, great burnet, saw-wort, dyer's greenweed and devil's-bit scabious. This rich flora is maintained by continuing the traditional management of hay cropping and grazing.

 

Nearest postcode: PE24 5DD

Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves. Please use the maps provided here to locate the entrance to the reserve.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Meadow
Species
Green-winged Orchid

Nearby nature reserves

Candlesby Hill Quarry
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Friskney Decoy Wood
5 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Willoughby Meadow
5 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
2km south-west of Burgh-le-Marsh.
Bratoft
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TF 484640
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
5.50 hectares
Access
Yes

Various footpaths around the reserve with some paths which are wheelchair friendly. Visitors are encouraged to keep to the edges of the fields to avoid disturbing the crops.
Walking information
Visitors are requested to keep to the edges of the fields and avoid trampling as much as possible, especially before hay time. An alternative access (suitable for wheelchairs) is available by way of a footpath leading off Ings Lane on the north side of a small bungalow.
Parking
There is room at the roadside for parking one vehicle.
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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