Lymsworthy Meadows

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Coordinates: 50°52′15″N 4°27′24″W / 50.8709°N 4.4568°W / 50.8709; -4.4568

Lymsworthy Meadows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in north Cornwall, England, UK, noted for its biological characteristics.[1]


The 7.7-hectare (19-acre) site, notified in 1992, is situated within Kilkhampton civil parish, 5 miles (8.0 km) north-east of the town of Bude, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) west of the border with Devon.[2][3]

The streams surrounding the SSSI are tributaries to the upper River Tamar.[3]

Wildlife and ecology[edit]

The site's habitat mainly consists of moorland and culm grassland that is relatively untouched by agriculture, being one of only a few such sites remaining in Cornwall. The nationally scarce wavy St John's-wort (Hypericum undulatum) can be found on the site.[1]

A colony of marsh fritillary butterflies (Eurodryas aurinia), a nationally scarce species, is also found on the site.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Lymsworthy Meadows" (PDF). Natural England. 1992. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Lymsworthy Meadows map". Natural England. Retrieved 9 January 2012.
  3. ^ a b Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 190 Bude & Clovelly ISBN 978-0-319-23145-6