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Cramer Gutter

Boggy meadows next to Catherton Common

The gutter in question is a gentle brook that flows along the bottom of this wonderfully rich grazing pasture on the slopes of Titterstone Clee into the River Rea.

A rich mosaic of plants grows in this mostly boggy meadow; more than 100 flowering species have been recorded. But you need to seek them out and get down on your knees to appreciate their variety. Dry and wet areas have different species; look for cross-leaved heath, ling and bell heathers; bog asphodel, sundews and butterwort. In late summer you may find the rare marsh gentian here.

In summer watch out for dragonflies, specialities include the keeled skimmer and the large golden-ringed dragonfly.

 

Directions

Take A4117 from Ludlow then, on the right hand bend at Doddington, go straight across and along Catherton Common. After 1 mile pass a junction with a telephone box. Go straight across. After ¼ mile turn right by the chapel. Park on the verge and walk down the track on the right. Alternatively, park on Catherton Common and do a circular walk including the reserve.
 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Meadow

Nearby nature reserves

Catherton Common
2 miles - Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Farfields Meadows
3 miles - Shropshire Wildlife Trust
The Betts Reserve
5 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Cramer Gutter
Cleobury Mortimer
Shropshire
DY14 0UA
Map reference
SO 648 794
Best time to visit
Apr - Sep
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
4.22 hectares
Access
Yes

Contact the Trust for access information.
Parking
Park safely on the verge and walk down the track on the right
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01743 284280
enquiries@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

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