A important site for recreation along the River Stour and links into 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.

Stour Meadows
Stour Meadows
Stour Meadows, Blandford
Nearest Town Blandford
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
Nearest train station Gillingham (18 miles)
Grid reference ST 888 058
Size 10 hectares
Parking Large car park adjacent to site
Accessibility Disabled access
Owner Dorset Council and Hall & Woodhouse
Managed by Dorset Council (Area Greenspace Management Team - North)
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.

Senior Countryside Ranger - North Dorset

Name: Graham Stanley
Name: Graham Stanley
Email: graham.stanley@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01258 456970
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