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Melrose Farm Meadows

A small nature reserve consisting of an old orchard and two meadows.

About 130 plant species have been recorded on this particularly important example of an old Worcestershire meadow.  These include meadow saffron, green-winged orchid, adder’s-tongue fern, dyer’s greenweed, cowslip and saw-wort.

 

Due to the fragile nature of the reserve, access is restricted to the public footpath.

 

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

Brotheridge Green
0 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Nash's Meadows
0 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Boynes Coppice and Meadows
1 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
1/4 mile west of Brotheridge Green
Upton upon Severn
Worcestershire
WR8 0AU
Map reference
SO 817 410
Great for...
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Dawn to dusk. Restricted access to public footpath only.
Size
2.00 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Living Landscape schemes
Malvern Chase
Severn & Avon Vales
Access
Yes

No wheelchair access.
Walking information
Muddy and slippery underfoot when wet.
Parking
Park on roadside by Brotheridge Green old railway nature reserve (take footpath to south from bridge).
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Cattle and sheep
Reserve manager
Rob Allen
Tel: 01905 754919
enquiries@worcestershirewildlifetrust.org

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