Riverside Meadows, Sturminster Newton
A riverside reserve used regularly by anglers and walkers.
The site consists of two grassland fields along the River Stour. It is regularly flooded in the winter and, through careful management, we hope to encourage more wetland species. The meadows provide an ideal location for fishing along the river, with the local angling club.
Grid reference: ST 786 135
Size: 15.6 acres/6.3ha
Look out for: Snipe, Reed Warblers, Kingfisher, Ragged Robin, Cuckoo Flower, Orange Tip and Otter
Habitat: Riverside grassland
Owner: North Dorset District Council
Managed by: Dorset Countryside
Bus: Sturminster Newton
Nearest train: Gillingham (9 miles)
Parking: Parking is available for six cars
Access: Not accessible to wheelchair users
How to get there
Between the A357 and the River Stour, beside the Town Bridge at Sturminster Newton. A small car park can be found opposite the Bull Inn and the road