Mowbray Fields

What can I see?

  • The wildflower meadow – sown in 2001, it has transformed the former grassland into a rich flowering meadow, providing a haven for over 200 species of invertebrates, as well as mammals and birds.
  • Ponds, rough grassland, marsh and wet woodland right up close – using the raised causeway and viewing platform in the middle of the reserve.

What’s special about this place?

  • Common spotted and southern marsh orchids in spring and early summer.
  • Much of the management activity here revolves around maintaining a balance between open and covered areas – a mosaic of habitats. This includes coppicing the willow, cutting back the grassland and creating piles of deadwood.