Clifton Backies LNR
Site details presently looking for a walker.
Clifton Backies was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 2002. It is situated between Bootham Stray 100 acres of grassalnd off Water Lane in Clifton Without. This area has seen varied use over the centuries, from arable fields in monastic times to an airfield in World War II. Surviving historic features include the ridges and furrows created by medieval ox ploughs, the concrete airfield paths that provide level access today and the old blast shelters. It is wel used by dog walkers and th elocal community and S8 field is rather wet with sedges
There are many good plant areas in S4 and S6 including crested dog's tail, knapweed, red clover, greater burnet and pignut