Reeves Meadows Appeal

We have a unique opportunity to purchase these beautiful and secluded meadows which lie between Hinderclay Fen to the east and Thelnetham Old Fen to the west. They form the last piece in the jigsaw of protected sites that reunite the ancient fens of Blo'Norton, Hinderclay and Thelnetham, helping to ensure that the area's unique wildlife and habitats are protected for future generations. Their central position in the LOHP's landholding also makes the meadows an ideal gateway for everyone wanting to enjoy the wildlife of the area via the extensive network of paths around the varied fen, wood and heathland landscapes of the upper Little Ouse valley. The 93 mile Angles Way long-distance path, voted best water-side walk in Britain, path also passes through the meadows.

Please help us to conserve the habitat of this Kingfisher and the many other special species of birds, animals and plants that inhabit the area.

The cost of Reeves Meadows is £140,000.

Total raised to date: £8,640.

Please give whatever you can afford.

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Reeves Meadows occupy a crucial location

As well as providing a vital link between wildlife sites, Reeves Meadows themselves offer enormous potential for wildlife and particularly for grassland flowers and the great variety of insects they support. Barn Owls already hunt over the meadows and several species of bats hunt along the hedgerows. The water courses, including the river Little Ouse which forms the meadows’ northern boundary, will be improved as homes for water voles and otters, as well as a wide variety of dragonflies. To enable visitors to the area to enjoy the meadows and the rich wildlife sites that link to them, we are planning access improvements, including a discrete parking area.

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