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“I am most indebted to Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, down the road at Clattinger Farm, where they have the most magical ancient series of wildflower meadows.” HRH The Prince of Wales, speaking at the launch of the Coronation Meadows Initiative on 5th June 2013, Highgrove House.

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Clattinger Farm is one of the Coronation Meadows, announced by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales to mark the diamond anniversary of the Queen's Coronation.

Clattinger Farm is a precious remnant of Britain’s hay meadows, a type of grassland which has now almost completely vanished from our landscapes. Walk through these meadows near Malmesbury and turn back time.

Its lovely richness as a wildlife habitat is a lasting tribute to its previous owners, who farmed the land traditionally and did not use any artificial fertilisers.

We bought the reserve in 1996 and today Clattinger is considered the finest remaining example of enclosed lowland grassland in the UK, and is of international importance for its hay meadow wildflowers.

It has legal protection as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, and is also part of a Special Area for Conservation.

It has 11 meadows that are part of the Thames floodplain and drain into a tributary stream, the Swill Brook.

Clattinger Farm is a donor site for wildflower seed for Blakehill Farm nature reserve.


Find out more about Clattinger's wildlife or find out how we manage the reserve

Lapwing by Darin Smith Clattinger Belties

CategoryWildflower Meadows
PostcodeGL7 6FQ

Find out how to get to Clattinger Farm

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Access from Lower Moor Farm - SN16 9TW

OS Map grid reference for Lower Moor Farm - SU007939

Nearest town – Malmesbury

Access –Reserve not suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs. Dogs on leads are welcome.

Size – 60.33 hectares/149 acres

Status – designated Site of Special Scientific Interest, and forms part of a Special Area of Conservation

Habitats – hay and wildflower meadows

Don't miss - snakeshead fritillaries in late April; downy fruited sedge; orchids

Walks - Tips for walkers

Other reserves nearbyLower Moor Farm, Sandpool Farm and Oaksey Moor Farm

 

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