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Pickering's Meadow

Attractive old meadow with tall hedges and a variety of plants.

This attractive old meadow with tall hedges extends from Ashing Lane down to the Dunholme Beck, which is lined with tall crack willows. Meadow flowers include common bird's-foot trefoil, cowslip, tufted vetch, fleabane, hedge bedstraw and great burnet. There is also a large colony of adder's-tongue with cuckooflower. There is a field pond in the south-east corner with water figwort, reed sweet-grass, brooklime and a resident pair of moorhens. The hedges contain 13 different trees and shrubs, including hawthorn, blackthorn, field rose, dog rose, ash, dogwood, purging buckthorn and field maple. An owl box has been erected near the central dyke.

The meadow is traditionally hay cropped in mid-July and the aftermath is grazed. Management has involved clearing the pond, stock fencing, hedge laying and some tree planting with native deciduous trees and shrubs, such as oak and guelder-rose.

Adjacent to the Meadow are Watts Wood nature reserve and a community woodland, Monks Wood, planted by Nettleham Woodland Trust.

 

Nearest postcode: LN2 3NN

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.

Nearby nature reserves

Watts Wood
0 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Greetwell Hollow
5 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Fiskerton Fen
5 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Ashing Lane, Dunholme
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TF 041793
Great for...
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
2.80 hectares
Access
Yes

There are wheelchair accessible paths within the reserve and the adjacent Monks Wood.
Parking
Small parking area along Ashing Lane
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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