New land: Hinderclay
The new meadow, Hinderclay © R. Langston
This little meadow with tall, old hedges and ponds, sits on the south bank of a minor tributary of the Little Ouse. Although surrounded by intensively managed arable land, it is just a stone's throw south of Hinderclay Fen. It was purchased by the LOHP in 2015 to ensure the future of its spring-fed, damp grassland - now a very rare habitat in lowland England.
Once the field has been re-fenced in 2016, traditonal grazing management will be restored. Surveys of the meadow's existing wildlife throughout 2016 will be used to decide on the best management regime to encourage more species of breeding birds, mammals and of wildflowers and the invertebrates that depend on them.
Please visit this page again as we learn more about our new meadow!
Access to the new meadow from the adjoining road will be created when then field is refenced.
As they are produced, survey reports on the wildlife, landscape and soils of the meadow will be made available in our Archive.