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.