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Sutton Meadows

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.

The information about this Site of Special Scientific Interest has been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Natural England Distribution Map Species List Some Photographs Guidance Notes

These sites featured on the Nature of Dorset fall within this SSSI. Click the site name to find out more about it. Alternatively, click the map logo above and see their location on a map and then view the site details from there:

Sites featured on the Nature of Dorset within this SSSI designation (Click to view details) Headline
Sutton Holmes Nature Reserve

A small area of wet meadow covered in flowers in mid summer.


Sutton Meadows

Damp meadows with a stunning array of wildflowers west of Verwood.