Species rich floodplain meadows are still found along some rivers in England and Wales. Use the map to find out more about floodplain meadows in your area.
There are approximately 1100 ha of Burnet floodplain meadow (MG4) and approximately 1880 ha of the Kingcup-carnation sedge meadow (MG8) remaining in the UK.
The Meadow Map
The map contains all known areas of Burnet floodplain meadow (MG4) some Kingcup-carnation sedge meadow (MG8), some restoration sites and some other sites that the Partnership have collected information from. It is not comprehensive, nor specific to one grassland type. Please remember that many of the sites shown on the map are in private ownership and do not have public access. You are welcome to visit those that are open to the public however. Click on the map and follow the links to find out where your nearest accessible meadow is.
We would really like to hear your observations on your local meadow, whether you own it, are responsible for its management, walk through it or can remember something about it from the past. We are particularly interested in current management information, for example when the hay was cut, when the site was grazed, whether it floods and if so, dates. We are also interested in your memories of a particular meadow and whether you have noticed any changes. All this information helps us to interpret data that we are collecting on some sites and gives us a better understanding of how meadows might be changing over time. Add information here.