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Chaceley Meadow

Chaceley Meadow nature reserve lies on the eastern edge of Chaceley village. Although some distance from the River Severn the meadow occasionally floods in winter. The nature reserve is encircled by mature hawthorn and blackthorn hedges, and includes a large number of old white willow pollards which are home to many birds.

In spring and summer a rainbow of plant life emerges, with marsh marigold and cuckooflower providing early season colour, followed by sorrel, meadow buttercup, ragged-robin, common knapweed, meadowsweet and great burnet in the summer months.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Meadow
Species
Ragged-Robin, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Sorrel, Cuckooflower

Nearby nature reserves

Poolhay Meadows
2 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Coombe Hill Canal and Meadows
3 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Mythe Railway
3 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
On the eastern edge of Chaceley village about half a mile west of the River Severn.
Tewkesbury
Gloucestershire
Map reference
SO857306
Great for...
birdwatching
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
1.80 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Access
Yes

Walking information
visitors are asked to keep to the edges of the meadow to avoid trampling the hay crop
Parking
There is no parking at the reserve. Cars can be parked in the village next to the Church. The reserve is on the right hand side past the Church if coming from Haw Bridge.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk