Low Redford Meadows

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Low Redford Meadows
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Country England
Region North East
District Teesdale
Location NZ077309
NZ084309
 - coordinates 54°40′25″N 1°52′33″W / 54.67361°N 1.87583°W / 54.67361; -1.87583Coordinates: 54°40′25″N 1°52′33″W / 54.67361°N 1.87583°W / 54.67361; -1.87583
Area 9.3 ha (23.0 acres)
Notification 1991
Management Natural England
Area of Search County Durham
Interest Biological
Map of England and Wales with a red dot representing the location of the Low Redford Meadows SSSI, Co Durham
Location of Low Redford Meadows SSSI, Co Durham
Website: Map of site

Low Redford Meadows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Teesdale district of County Durham, England. It consists of two separate areas of meadows, situated in the floodplain and on the valley slopes of Bedburn Beck, 2 km upstream from the village of Bedburn. Like Frog Wood Bog SSSI, a short distance upstream, the meadows lie within the confines of Hamsterley Forest.

The site is important as preserving a rich assemblage of plant species, in a habitat that is becoming increasingly scarcer as a result of intensive agricultural practices. A wide variety of flowering plants is found, with some, such as wood cranesbill, Geranium sylvaticum, great burnet, Sanguisorba officinalis, and cat's ear, Hypochaeris radicata, present in such abundance as to be locally dominant in different fields.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Low Redford Meadows" (PDF). English Nature. 1991. Retrieved 23 July 2010.