YDMT Meadow Meander

26 June 2019

Explore the exceptional wildflower hay meadows at Bell Sykes Coronation Meadows.

An easy and gentle stroll of about 1/2 mile around the exceptional wildflower hay meadows at Bell Sykes Farm in Slaidburn. Hear all about the meadows from the farmer himself and our local meadow restoration and wildflower expert. On site parking available and all-terrain mobility scooters (must be pre-booked), making this walk ideal for people with limited mobility. Optional pub lunch afterwards. Sorry, no dogs.

The flower rich meadows at Bell Sykes are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of the wide variety of meadow species they contain. These meadows are also the Coronation Meadows for Lancashire chosen as outstanding examples of our remaining meadows for their species diversity, public access and for their ability to be used as ‘donor’ meadows to provide seed for the creation of new meadows to help restore this precious habitat.

Bell Sykes meadows is one of the last unimproved flower-rich grasslands in this part of Lancashire. Often only tiny fragments of meadows remain, but due to the large number of fields here it’s possible to be entirely surrounded by one of the rarest habitats in England.

  • Location: Slaidburn - meeting point TBC  
  • Date: 26 June 2019
  • Cost: Suggested donation of £15 per person to support the work of YDMT
  • Booking essential. Please call us on 015242 51002 or email info@ydmt.org



Flowers of the Dales Festival, Conservation, Walk