Southorpe Meadow is a small, wildflower-rich hay meadow with the ridge and furrow structure created by a medieval oxen-plough still visible. The show of wild flowers begins in spring with cowslips. Look closely in the damper furrows in early summer and you’ll see adder’s-tongue fern nestling beneath the taller grasses.
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.
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