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Stour Meadows, Blandford

A important site for recreation along the River Stour and links into the town centre.

A popular site close to Blandford town centre. The mixture of riverside vegetation, grassland, mature trees and a pond create a refuge for wildlife. The specially created pond attracts numerous dragonflies such as the Black-tailed Skimmer. There are several attractive walks across the site and picnic tables are provided for lunchtime visitors.

Nearest TownBlandford
Look out for

Black-tailed Skimmers, Kingfishers, Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, Purple Loosestrife and Corky-fruited Water-dropwort

HabitatsGrassland and wetland
Nearest bus stopTesco Supermarket - information about bus services
Nearest train stationGillingham (18 miles) - information about train services

Grid reference

ST 888 058
Size10 hectares
ParkingLarge car park adjacent to site
AccessibilityDisabled access
OwnerNorth Dorset District Council and Hall & Woodhouse
Managed byDorset County Council (Area Greenspace Management Team - West)

How to get there

Off the A354 Blandford Forum bypass, head towards the Tesco superstore, then turn off left towards the free car park beside the Brewery. The site is next to the car park.

Stour Meadows

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