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Hay Meadow

This area occupies the slightly elevated ground at the eastern and northern ends of the site. It can be characterised by the presence of Crested Dogs Tail, Black Knapweed, Meadow Vetching, Oxeye Daisy, Meadow Buttercup, Birds Foot Trefoil and Yellow Rattle.

There is slightly damper ground at the western and central area of the eastern end of the meadow characterised by Soft Rush, Meadowsweet, Ragged Robin and Black Sedge.

These are all part of a recognised presence, occuring on superficial sediments of low calcium content. Probably attributable to a relatively recent colonisation of spoil, deposited during construction of the adjacent railway line in the 19th century and, more recently, the new A66.

 

Oxeye Daisy