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Burlish Meadows Conservation Area

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Free parking is available all year round.

Opening times

Every day of the year.


Located North of Stourport-on-Severn and South West of Kidderminster.
Main visitor car park and multiple pedestrian access gates located off the Kingsway, Stourport-on-Severn.
Pedestrian access only from A451 Minster Road and Zortech Avenue, Kidderminster

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Map reference

SO 81108 73164


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Burlish Meadows is approximately 40 hectares in size. 

The site links to Burlish Top Local Nature Reserve, Rifle Range Site of Special Scientific Interest and The Devil's Spittleful and Blackstone Farm Fields

The former golf course came under our management in 2018. Over the last few years we have developed the site into an important meadow conservation area. We have cleared extensive flytipping and rubbish from the site; planted native trees; installed vital fencing and gates; created surfaced pathways and installed new ponds. 

The Burlish Meadows story so far

diggers in background behind large area of freshly dug soil2018 WFDC Countryside service took on the management of two areas of Burlish meadows from its historic land use as a golf course amenity.

2019 - through funding we installed fencing on the meadow adjacent to Burlish top for conservation grazing.

2020 – We gained funding through the natural networks grant. We installed two new wildlife ponds and installed a perimeter fence to graze this landscape.

Late 2020 – We gained the a 3rd area of Burlish meadow formerly on old land fill site. We had major operations of clearing out fly tipped waste, litter picking the land with our volunteers, profiling the pond to improve it for aquatic wildlife, and making the site safe for visitors to use.

2021 – In April 2021 we opened our new visitor car park for the old land fill meadow, we also planted trees in this area to enhance the landscape for people and wildlife.

2023 – We planted a further 3,000 trees at Burlish Meadows creating a connecting woodland corridor near to existing planted areas.

2024 - We have been installing new visitor access gates and continuing to improve the Burlish landscape for our visitors to enjoy.

You may have caught Paul Allen our Countryside and Technical Services Manager being interviewed on BBC Midlands Today about the fantastic project at Burlish Meadows. Nature benefitting from Worcestershire golf course transformation - BBC News

Working with Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and their Natural Networks project team our project aims to connect habitats and increase the abundance of wildlife in Worcestershire.  

Stages of site development

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