Cramer Gutter

Gareth Thomas

Boggy meadows next to Catherton Common

Location

Cramer Gutter
Cleobury Mortimer
DY14 0UA
A static map of Cramer Gutter

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Entry fee

No

Access

Contact the Trust for access information.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

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.  

Contact us

Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01743 284280

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)