Trench Meadows

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Trench Meadows is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) off Higher Coach Road next to Loadpit Beck it is not far from Shipley Glen

The site contains 4.7 hectares of lowland meadow – a nationally rare habitat.

The grasses red fescue, sweet vernal-grass and crested dog's-tail and herb black knapweed and bird's-foot trefoil can be found in the neutral grassland.

Devil’s Bit Scabious (Succisa pratensis) also indicates the importance of this species-rich grassland.

The site is managed by grazing.

You can find more of the scientific details of the site on the Natural England website. A Google search for SSI Trench Meadows should work or you can try this link.