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Boynes Coppice and Meadows

A small plantation woodland abutting up to four meadows.

This small woodland is adjacent to four meadows.  One meadow is rich in vascular plants including green-winged orchid, adder’s-tongue fern, dyer’s greenweed, pepper saxifrage and pale sedge.

In the past the 3 large fields have been partially improved but are gradually developing a rich flora and fauna under the Trust’s management.

A wealth of insects are found here including small copper and common blue butterflies, meadow grasshoppers, speckled bush crickets and dark bush crickets.

Please note that access is restricted to the public footpath from April to Mid July when the hay is growing.  Access to the SSSI meadow is by permit only, available from the Trust office on 01905 754919.


Development Nature Reserves

These meadows are part of a number of grasslands and orchards that make up one of nine development nature reserve plans. We believe that a landscape-scale approach to wildlife conservation is essential. Wildlife needs space to adapt and move to cope with the consequences of climate change. Practically, this means that to deliver our biodiversity vision, we need to develop a coherent network of large areas linked by corridors that can provide benefits for people as well as for biodiversity.

Why are the Malvern Chase Meadows development nature reserves?

In a pastoral landscape these scattered sites demonstrate how important each sensitively managed piece of land has become as part of a network of sites that must be increased for people and wildlife to benefit. We will use them to demonstrate the importance of protecting the existing wildlife value and encourage other land owners to manage their land and hedgerows less intensively.

These 10 reserves lie within Natural England’s Severn and Avon Vales Landscape Area, and within the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s Malvern Chase Living Landscape.

Nearby nature reserves

Melrose Farm Meadows
1 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Brotheridge Green
1 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Nash's Meadows
1 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

1mile west of Upton upon Severn, 1mile east of Brotheridge Green
Upton upon Severn
Map reference
SO 830 410
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Mar - Jul
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Opening Times
Dawn to dusk
6.00 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Malvern Chase
Severn & Avon Vales

No wheelchair access. Kissing gate at main entrance, stile at far end of reserve to exit .
Walking information
Keep to public footpath. Some of the footpath is on a slope and will be muddy and slippery underfoot.
Park on roadside by public footpath sign and field gate.
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
David Molloy
Tel: 01905 754919