About the reserve
At Southorpe Paddock a raised area runs through the middle of the reserve and supports a diverse range of wildflowers. In the summer months the banks are covered with the purple and pink flowers of clustered bellflower and harebell, as well as the notable pyramidal orchid. This is probably part of the Ernine Street route
Look out for the marbled white butterfly and spotted flycatcher in summer.
Southorpe Meadow is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire and is one of the reserves in the John Clare Living Landscape
Their webpage is here – it will open as a separate tab in your browser