Langdyke’s eastern reserves – an introduction
The reserves in the eastern area of Langdyke country are all in a strip of land between the villages of Etton and Maxey.
Etton-Maxey nature reserve is the largest area the countryside trust maintains. A former site for gravel extraction it sits alongside the current area being worked by Tarmac. It is grazed all year round by sheep.
Etton High Meadow consists of a barn, a series of paddocks, a community orchard with more than 70 fruit trees and six allotments for local residents to use.
Directly opposite on the other side of the Etton road is Vergette Wood Meadow – the latest reserve to join the Langdyke family. It is a mix of meadow land and flooded woodland. A project is underway to encourage Turtle Doves to use it.
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