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Clifton and Rawcliffe Ings


Flood Plain, Wildflower Meadow


Cycling, Dog Friendly, Walking, Wheelchair Accessible

Clifton Ings is an ancient, unenclosed flood meadow, now also a flood storage reservoir, situated beside the River Ouse a short distance upstream of York city centre. The flood meadow supports a distinctive flora characterised by an abundance of great burnet, meadow buttercup, common sorrel, red clover and meadow vetchling and is nationally designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) along with Rawcliffe Meadows. There are several pairs of reed bunting and meadow pipit. The river corridor and Ings provide valuable feeding habitat for bats using nursery roosts at Clifton Bridge and in various trees nearby.

Cared for by:
The landowners (several)