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.
|Look out for|
Black-tailed Skimmers, Kingfishers, Meadow Pipits, Goldfinches, Purple Loosestrife and Corky-fruited Water-dropwort
|Habitats||Grassland and wetland|
|Nearest bus stop||Tesco Supermarket - information about bus services|
|Nearest train station||Gillingham (18 miles) - information about train services|
|ST 888 058|
|Parking||Large car park adjacent to site|
|Owner||North Dorset District Council and Hall & Woodhouse|
|Managed by||Dorset Countryside (Inland Team)|
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.