Etton High Meadow is an 8 acre series of paddocks just north of the village and was established as the Trust’s fifth reserve in 2013.
Our vision is that High Meadow will become a treasured asset for the local communities of Etton, Glinton, Maxey and Helpston, providing access to locally grown fruit through a community orchard; a space for nature, through its wild-flower meadows and hedgerows; a venue in its barn for community events and a destination on Peterborough’s Green Wheel.
Over the last three years, the Trust has planted a community orchard on the site, with varities of apple, cherry, plum and greengage trees. In addition, six small vegetable plots have been set aside for local people to use. The other principle focus of the reserve is to provide grazing for the Trust’s flock of Jacob sheep.
The reserve has its own nature interest, surrounded as it is by thick hedgerows and with a large, recently restored pond near the main barn. Barn and little owl can be seen and grey wagtail have nested on the reserve.