Cribb's Meadow

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Cribb's Meadow
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Cribb's Meadow path along former railway line.jpg
Path along the disused railway embankment which runs through Cribb's Meadow
Area of Search Leicestershire
Grid reference SK 899 188 [1]
Interest Biological
Area 4.2 hectares[1]
Notification 1983[1]
Location map Magic Map

Cribb's Meadow is a 4.2 hectare nature reserve east of Wymondham in Leicestershire. It is owned and managed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, and is designated a biological Site of Special Scientific Interest under the name Cribb's Lodge Meadows.[1][2][3] It is also a National Nature Reserve[4] and a Nature Conservation Review site, Grade 2.[5]

The embankment of a disused railway runs through this ridge and furrow neutral meadow on boulder clay. The diverse flora includes adder's tongue fern, pepper saxifrage, hayrattle and green-winged orchid.[6]

There is access from Fosse Lane, and a footpath runs through the southern end.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Cribb's Lodge Meadows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  2. ^ "Map of Cribb's Lodge Meadows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "Cribb's Meadow". Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Cribb's Meadow". National Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 
  5. ^ Ratcliffe, Derek, ed. (1977). A Nature Conservation Review. 2. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. p. 158. ISBN 0521 21403 3. 
  6. ^ "Cribb's Lodge Meadows citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 4 September 2017. 

Coordinates: 52°45′32″N 0°40′08″W / 52.759°N 0.669°W / 52.759; -0.669