Stirley Farm   (East) YWT 


Site Description

Recorders:                                                  Walk Time Approx:    1 hour                 Length:   2787m                            Altitude: 185m

Stirley is an abandoned dairy farm which has been restored for wildlife but also as a community farm. 

 The grasslands are being restoring increasing the diversity of flowers, insects, birds and mammals.

Grassland grazed periodically by shorthorn cattle at low stocking density.  Hay meadows cut late in the year to encourage wildflower growth.  Unmanaged hedges consist primarily of hawthorn, oak and sycamore. 

Much of the area is managed through Autumn/winter by low intensity grazing, and the re-seeded areas by an annual hay-cut following the end of July.


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