Duston Mill Meadow

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Duston Mill Meadow
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TypeNature reserve
LocationNorthampton
OS grid SP 729 597
Area1 hectares
Managed byWildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Duston Mill Meadow is a one hectare nature reserve in Northampton. It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (WTBCN). [1]

Northampton county town of Northamptonshire, England

Northampton is a large market town and the county town of Northamptonshire in the East Midlands of England. It lies on the River Nene, 60 miles (97 km) north-west of London and 45 miles (72 km) south-east of Birmingham. One of the largest towns in England, it had a population of 212,100 at the 2011 census.

Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire registered charity which manages 126 nature reserves covering 3,945 hectares across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire in the United Kingdom

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (WTBCN) is a registered charity which manages 126 nature reserves covering 3,945 hectares. It has over 35,000 members, and 95% of people in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire live within five miles of a reserve. In the year to 31 March 2016 it employed 105 people and had an income of £5.1 million. It aims to conserve wildlife, inspire people to take action for wildlife, offer advice and share knowledge. The WTBCN is one of 36 wildlife trusts covering England, and 47 covering the whole of the United Kingdom.

This wet meadow on the bank of the River Nene is described by the WTBCN as important for dragonflies and butterflies. It has muddy areas where wading birds such as snipe and the uncommon water rail feed on invertebrates. [1]

River Nene river in the east of England

The River Nene is a river in the east of England that rises from three sources in Northamptonshire. The tidal river is about 100 miles (160 km) long, about 3.7 miles (6.0 km) of which forms the border between Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. It is the tenth-longest river in the United Kingdom, and is navigable for 88 miles (142 km), from Northampton to The Wash.

There is access from Duston Mill Lane and from the adjacent Storton's Pits nature reserve.

Stortons Pits nature reserve in the United Kingdom

Storton's Pits is a 21.9 hectare Local Nature Reserve in Northampton. It is managed by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Storton's Pits and Duston Mill Meadow". Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Archived from the original on 22 December 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2017.

Coordinates: 52°13′52″N0°55′59″W / 52.231°N 0.933°W / 52.231; -0.933

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