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