Soham Meadow

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Soham Meadow is an ancient, flower filled meadow next to tranquil water, and fringed with old hedgerows lying on the side of the Soham Lode. This traditional hay meadow is exceptionally rich in wildflowers the many meadow species include sweet vernal grass and red fescue, with cowslip and milkwort in the drier areas. The wetter areas support a mixture of grasses, sedges and rushes such as marsh valerian, milkwort, adders tongue fern, bee orchid and pepper saxifrage. The elusively camouflaged frog orchid may also be spotted by the keen eyed enthusiast. The thick hedgerows border the meadow and provide valuable habitat for birds such as wintering flocks of redwing and fieldfare. As with all these sites please observe the Country Code, take your litter home with you, keep dogs on a lead, where dogs are allowed, and keep to marked paths to avoid disturbing wildlife.

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Ely 6 miles. On A142, three quarters of a mile north of roundabout junction with the A1123, park in lay-by on left. Cross road with care and walk north along verge. Cross Soham Lode, then descend to it from road bridge. Follow bank east along footpath to meadow.


Nearest railway stations are Cambridge and Ely.


Bus from Cambridge (Stagecoach). Alight at south end of Soham and walk half a mile.


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Address: Soham Meadow, The Manor House, Broad Street, Great Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6DH, UK.
Phone: +44 1954 713500

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