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Sotby Meadows

Small meadows with rich grassland and hedgerow flora.

These small meadows with the adjoining green lane and large old hedges form a landscape and wildlife feature of special interest, representing a type of countryside that has now almost vanished in Lincolnshire. There is a rich grassland flora which includes pyramidal and green-winged orchids. The hedges are fine examples of old species-rich hedgerows. Seventeen breeding species of birds have been recorded in the hedgerows.


Nearest postcode: LN8 5LR

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

Grassland, Meadow

Nearby nature reserves

Hatton Meadows
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Silverines Meadows
4 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Goslings Corner Wood
4 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Moor Lane, Sotby
Map reference
TF 205778
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
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6.10 hectares
Walking information
Please keep to the field footpath and avoid trampling, especially before hay cutting time.
Park in the green lane. The reserve entrance is reached on foot: walk down the green lane and the entrance gate will be seen on the left.
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667


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