Penny Pasture Common

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Penny Pasture Common is a 6.7 hectare species-poor neutral grassland and marsh with scattered hawthorn bushes on alluvial soils over Mercia Mudstones. There is a large central pond surrounded by marsh and the Beck forms the northern site boundary.

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Penny Pasture Nature Reserve, Eakring Meadows, Hunts Meadow

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Eakring Meadows

The reserve covers a series of five wet meadows totalling almost 10 hectares
The site is one of the best remaining neutral grasslands in the County. It is a fine example of species-rich meadow developed on damp, often wet soils, The dominant grasses are sweet vernal grass, red fescue and Yorkshire fog with patches of greater pond sedge.

Hunts Meadow

The reserve comprises two adjacent area of grassland separated by a fence. Totaling 0.69 hectares this small site slopes very gently from north to south. A stream known as The Beck runs west to east immediately adjacent to the southern boundary.

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From the village of Eakring take the minor road to Maplebeck and the common is on the left immediately adjacent to the Eakring Meadows Nature Reserve.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Phone: +44 115 958 8242
Email: info@nottswt.co.uk
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