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Sutton Meadows

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Aspect Detail
Manager Management Unknown
Designation Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
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Damp meadows with a stunning array of wildflowers west of Verwood.

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This site is designated as an SSSI or is part of a larger SSSI. Here are the details:

SSSI Name Sutton Meadows
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These meadows which lie on drift deposits over London Clay, have been subject to many years of traditional management for hay. In consequence, they support a rich community of plants typical of damp neutral to mildly acid hay meadows. This type of grassland, once widespread, is now very uncommon due to agricultural improvement.

Interest Biological
Status Now Featured on NoD
My Notes This SSSI is divided into two parts, the Dorset Wildlife Trust reserve at Sutton Holmes and the larger and evocatively name Wilderness Meadow a little further north and accessible by public footpath.