Church Ings SSSI
HabitatBog, Flood Plain, Flowers for Pollinators, Wildflower Meadow
Church Ings is a nationally important site, yet little known locally. These flood meadows are of particular importance for their neutral grassland plant community which is an increasingly rare habitat type, threatened nationally as a result of drainage and agricultural improvement. Plants found at the site include meadowsweet, ragged robin and common sedge. Whilst the meadows themselves have no public access, they can be seen from a riverside public footpath which runs between Bishopthorpe and Acaster Malbis, passing this site.
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The route described in the Exploring York leaflet Bishopthorpe to Acaster Malbis passes this site.