Priory Meadows and Redcliffe

A walk along the south bank of the river Frome to Redcliffe starting at Priory Meadow by the south bridge

 

Site Name Priory Meadows and Redcliffe
Protection
  • Dorset Council
Interest
3
County Dorset
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SSSI
Site Projects Wareham Wanders 2022
Priory Meadows and Redcliffe

Priory Meadow and Redcliffe: Frome sweet Frome -

This walk takes you around a small nature reserve known as Priory Meadow and then out onto the footpath that runs along the south bank of the River Frome downstream to what is known locally as Redcliffe. There are pleasing views in all directions from Priory Meadow; across the wares to the distant Purbeck Ridge, or along the river towards Poole Harbour, or across the river to the old buildings on Wareham quay. 

Priory Meadow is on the left hand side of the road to Stoborough just over the South Bridge in Wareham. You can sometimes park on the quay but there is other parking in Wareham if not. That said, the car parks can get pretty full on nice days in summer!

Priory Meadows and Redcliffe

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Dorset Council
3
These are the habitat types that MAY be present on the site based on the species recorded there (top 10 only shown):
Phase 1 Habitat Types Description No of Species
A1.1

Broad-leaf Woodland

15
E3

Fen and carr

15
J1

Cultivated/disturbed land

14
B3

Calcareous Grassland

13
F2

Water Margin & Inundation Vegetation

13
H6

Sand Dunes

12
A1.3

Mixed Woodland

11
A2

Scrub

11
E2

Flush and Spring

10
B2

Neutral Grassland

9
These are the number of species for NVC codes on the site - it DOES NOT mean that the NVC community is actually present on the site: it might be! (Top 10 only shown):
NVC Community Description No of Species
W10

Quercus robur - Pteridium aquilinum - Rubus fruticosus [Pedunculate Oak/Bracken/Bramble] woodland

18
W08

Fraxinus excelsior - Acer campestre - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Field Maple/Dog's Mercury] woodland

15
W09

Fraxinus excelsior - Sorbus aucuparia - Mercurialis perennis [Ash/Rowan/Dog's Mercury] woodland

15
W07

Alnus - Fraxinus - Lysimachia nemorum [Alder/Ash/Yellow Pimpernel] woodland

13
MG01

Arrhenatherum elatius [False Oat-grass] grassland

12
MG05

Cynosurus cristatus - Centaurea nigra [Crested Dogs-tail/Black knapweed] grassland

11
M23

Juncus effusus - Galium palustre [Soft Rush/Marsh Bedstraw] rush pasture

9
W22

Prunus spinosa - Rubus fruticosus [Blackthorn/Bramble] scrub

9
W21

Crataegus monogyna - Hedera helix [Hawthorn/Ivy] scrub

9
MG06

Lolium perenne - Cynosurus cristatus [Perennial ryegrass/Crested dog's tail] grassland

9
The number of species recorded per species group: