Country Walk Summary

Floodgates Farm near Berkeley

These unimproved permanent pastures, hay meadows and recreated meadows are being managed under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme to encourage the species diversity and richness of wild grasses such as sweet vernal grass and flowers such as black knapweed, yarrow, greater birdsfoot trefoil and pepper saxifrage. The tall hedgerows provide habitat for insects, birds and bats and the numerous ponds are a haven for wildlife. The Saxon to early-Medieval ridge and furrow is still present in many of these fields. Ridge and furrow is the result of a system of farming in which long ridges (banks) are formed by ploughing and the resultant furrows (ditches) improves the drainage.

County
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Floodgates Farm  - Click to see the Site Map (PDF)

Click to see the Site Map (PDF)
Grid Reference
ST674986 (link to Interactive Map in a new window)
OS Landranger No.
162
CPH Reference Number
14/005/0003
Near To
Berkeley
Length of route
1.8 km (1.1 miles)
Best time to visit
Spring/Summer/Autumn
Access end date
30/09/2013

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Information Last Updated
5 September, 2005