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17 September 2014
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Farmland | Cricklade

Cricklade c/o c/o English Nature

Showtime in Spring - meadow flowers.
Photo c/o English Nature.

Cricklade 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.

Kingcombe (Image: Orchid c/o English Nature and Peter Wakely)


These 19th Century hay meadows are famous for their rare plants and butterflies.

Whitelee (Image: Moor c/o John Wilson)

Whitelee Farm and Moor

  • Whitelee Farm in Northumberland boosts great opportunities for wild walks and bird watching.

"Spring is when plants burst into growth… that vivid green of new leaves dusts all the hedges in the countryside... and the first flowers bloom.


"Before the days of intensive farming, many of our meadows would have been covered in wild flowers.


"Today they are still a few special wildlife sites where you can see spring in all its glory."

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