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One of the best remaining neutral grasslands in the county

Location

Minor Road
Between Eakring & Maplebeck
Nottinghamshire
NG22 0BN
A static map of Eakring Meadows

Know before you go

Size
9 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Parking information

There is no parking but cars can be parked alongside the road

Grazing animals

Cattle

Walking trails

Please take care to avoid trampling the hay crop or disturbing the grazing cattle. Visitors are asked to take care in avoiding damage to the wildflowers during May and June.

Access

Reserve is open to the public at all times but visitors are advised to take care and limit the disturbances to wildlife. Contact the Trust for more information.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July. Seasonal highlights include wildflowers in Spring and Summer

About the reserve

This site is one of the best remaining neutral grasslands in the county. The dominant grasses are sweet vernal grass, red fescue and Yorkshire fog with patches of greater pond sedge. Characteristic flowering plants include great burnet, lady's smock and ragged robin. A good variety of breeding birds have been recorded here including snipe, lapwing and tawny owl.

Contact us

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0115 958 8242
Contact email: info@nottswt.co.uk

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)