Pasture Pumps

North Meadow has been  managed as Lammas land for hundreds of years, a hay crop is grown from 12th February until July and this is followed by aftermath grazing from Lammas Day 12th August to Candlemas Day on 12th February.

The grazing animals would normally drink from the River Thames and River Churn which surround North Meadow. By entering the rivers the animals introduce silt into the water, creating a water quality problem which damages fish spawning beds resulting in poor fish populations. Continue reading “Pasture Pumps”