is one of the best places in Britain to experience spring at its blooming best!
The North Meadow is an ancient flood plain on the banks of the upper Thames,
which is renowned as one of the best examples of a lowland hay meadow in Europe.
Spring is when plants burst into growth and the first
flowers bloom. Grasslands are a great place to see this natural spectacle.
- Visit spring meadows and enjoy wild walks with unprecedented
displays of wild flowers.
- Visitor Guide
Meadow, Cricklade, Wiltshire.
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time to visit:|
The flowers are
at their best in early May and picking is strictly forbidden.
are asked to keep to the designated footpaths.
Survey:||OS grid reference: O95935|
Guided walks are run through the Fritillary season.
Self guided walks
- Willow, River, and Reedbed walks (see leaflet below).
Nature North Meadow leaflet
Magnifying glass, flower identification
book or guide. Camera.
Fossil hunts are run
by the Cotswold Water Park. Birdwatching.
Guided walks. Nature Reserve.
- there is a disabled access gate to the reserve but the site can become very
wet and muddy at certain times.
Roadside parking available within
300 yards of the meadow.
Located 20 minutes walk
north west of Cricklade town centre.
Roadside parking 300 metres
from the reserve.
Bus service runs through Cricklade.
All year round
public access - access is restricted to the public footpath.
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