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Drake Street Meadow

A small flower-rich meadow with over 75 species of flowers and ferns.

Around 75 species of flower and fern have been recorded in this very small meadow including green-winged orchid, burnet and pepper saxifrages and adder’s-tongue fern.  The southern hedge contains woodland flowers including bluebells, goldilocks, dog’s mercury, primroses and both wood and dog violets; it’s perhaps a relic of an old woodland.

Please note that access is by special permit from the Trust's office at Lower Smite Farm.

 

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.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland
Species
Cowslip, Primrose, Green-winged Orchid

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

Location
Nr Welland
Malvern
Worcestershire
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Opening Times
Access is permit only.
Size
0.25 hectares
Living Landscape schemes
Malvern Chase
Severn & Avon Vales
Access
Permit required

Permit required, please contact the Trust on 01905 754919. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01905 754919
enquiries@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org