Cornriggs Meadows

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Cornriggs Meadows
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Wear Valley
Location NY846416
 - coordinates 54°46′10″N 2°14′24″W / 54.76944°N 2.24000°W / 54.76944; -2.24000Coordinates: 54°46′10″N 2°14′24″W / 54.76944°N 2.24000°W / 54.76944; -2.24000
Area 15.2 ha (37.6 acres)
Notification 1989
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Biological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Cornriggs Meadows  SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Cornriggs Meadows SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Cornriggs Meadows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in Upper Weardale in north-west County Durham, England. It consists of a group of fields, located in the Wear valley, 1 km north-west of the village of Cowshill. Most of the fields are maintained as hay meadows by traditional farming methods.

Among a varied grassland flora, one field contains a large colony of a rare lady's mantle, Alchemilla acutiloba , which is endemic to Weardale and Teesdale.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cornriggs Meadows" (PDF). English Nature. 1989. Retrieved 19 July 2010.