Askrigg Bottoms meadows

Askrigg’s amazing wildflower meadows  

Askrigg Bottoms meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as is one of the best examples of a northern hay meadow in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Wood Crane’s-bill, Great Burnet, Ox-eye Daisy, Lady’s Mantle and Melancholy Thistle are all abundant in this very diverse meadow.

Askrigg meadows walk

The best time to visit a meadow is in June, as most of the wildflowers will be flowering by then. Bear in mind that hay cutting usually starts around mid July depending on the weather. Meadows provide winter fodder for livestock so please stay on the public rights of way and walk in single file (there is no ‘right to roam’ through meadows). 

Download the Askrigg meadows walk guide 

Species to spot: Wood Crane’s-bill, Great Burnet, Ox-eye Daisy, Lady’s Mantle and Melancholy Thistle.

Askrigg Bottoms meadows, Wensleydale
Askrigg Bottoms meadows in Wensleydale 

 

Check out our handy Hay Meadow Species Guide available to buy from our shop for only £2