Sands Meadows by Eleanor Reast

Sands Meadows by Eleanor Reast

Sands Meadows

5.25ha
Dog on a lead
Volunteer Group
These three meadows contain a diverse range of habitats from ridge and furrow grassland to wet carr woodland.

Location

Sands Lane
Inkberrow
Worcestershire
WR7 4PX
A static map of Sands Meadows

Know before you go

Parking information

Limited parking on lane nearby

Grazing animals

Cattle

Access

No paths, grassland slippery when wet.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Due to the fragility of the site please contact the Trust for access information.

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

The meadows form part of a long chain of around 60 important grassland sites stretching from Pershore to Astwood Bank.  Nearby are Holberrow Green, Inkberrow’s Millennium Green, Morton Bank and Stockwood Meadows

Around 60 species of grasses and flowering plants have been recorded in the meadows.  Since buying the meadows in 2011 we’re working to increase these numbers using appropriately timed haymaking and grazing. There is a scarce black poplar tree on the reserve.  These trees get their name from the gnarled and bumpy bark that looks very dark from a distance.

Sands Meadows fall within the ever-increasing range of the nationally rare brown hairstreak butterflies.  Following a concerted conservation project, the range and population of this butterfly is increasing.  They rely on young blackthorn growth and the hedges around the boundary of Sands Meadows have the potential to be suitable habitat for the butterfly.

Many thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for enabling the Trust to purchase these beautiful meadows in 2011.  

Due to the fragility of this site reserve please contact the Trust about information about access.

Contact us

Eleanor Reast
Contact number: 01905 754919

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)

Location map