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St. Cuthbert’s Meadow and Alder Carr
This area forms the north-west part of the Reserve and lies on both sides of the Humphreston Brook. The Meadow is an area of rough, damp grassland which is managed for the plants which grow there, including Cowslips and Meadow Buttercup. These in turn attract butterflies, moths and other insects. The most common trees growing here are Alders, which thrive in these damp conditions and which line the Brook and have also formed an Alder Carr. Elsewhere in the Meadow a number of native and non-native trees and shrubs have been planted and these will eventually grow into good mature specimens. On the edge of the Carr there is also a ‘dipping pool’, much used by local school groups for finding water creatures.