North Meadow is Open

Natural England have re-opened the meadow which has now dried sufficiently to avoid compaction damage from visitors to the site.

If you visit, Natural England require you to stay on the path and keep your dog on a short lead. This is to protect ground nesting birds which are easily disturbed reducing breeding success. North Meadow NNR is home to over 100 bird species. Some nest on the ground such as skylarks, curlews, yellow wagtail others very close to the ground in the river and ditch margins such as reed warbler, reed bunting, grasshopper warbler and sedge warbler

Many are unaware, but the law says that you must keep your dog on a lead no longer than 2 metres between 1st March and 31st July, when on any open access land to protect ground-nesting birds.

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