Limpenhoe Meadows

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Limpenhoe Meadows
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Limpenhoe Meadows 3.jpg
Area of SearchNorfolk
Grid referenceTG 398 031[1]
InterestBiological
Area12.0 hectares (30 acres)[1]
Notification1985[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Limpenhoe Meadows is a 12-hectare (30-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Reedham in Norfolk.[1][2] It is part of the Broadland Ramsar site[3] and Special Protection Area,[4] and The Broads Special Area of Conservation.[5]

This area of unimproved fen grassland in the valley of the River Yare has a network of dykes. The soils vary from alluvial clays in the valley bottom to poorly drained peats higher up. The meadows are species-rich with some uncommon plants. Aquatic plants in the dykes include the nationally rare sharp-leaved pondweed.[6]

The site is private land with no public access.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Limpenhoe Meadows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Limpenhoe Meadows". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Ramsar Sites. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Designated Sites View: Broadland". Special Protection Areas. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Designated Sites View: The Broads". Special Areas of Conservation. Natural England. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Limpenhoe Meadows citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 August 2018.

Coordinates: 52°34′23″N 1°32′13″E / 52.573°N 1.537°E / 52.573; 1.537