A step-by-step guide to upland hay meadow restoration in the North Pennines

A report presented as a series of steps detailing the approach taken to survey meadows, identify seed "donor" and "receptor" sites, manage harvesting and spreading operations, monitoring and reporting.

Creation Methodology and Management of Coronation Meadows

Webpage giving an overview of restoration methods of existing grassland, including ground preparation, use of green hay, seed addition and the reasons for each method used, followed by a general description of future management.

Hay Time - Analysis of Survey Data 2006-2011

A report summarising the results of data analysis to determine the effect of seed addition on species richness, species diversity and meadow composition.

Hay Time - project report 2012-2014

Project document for the first phase of Hay Time on Bowland. Covers methodologies used for survey and restoration; details sites covered in the project; work on public access to meadows; events undertaken; traditional skills development and volunteering.

Hay Time final report 2012

An overview of the Hay Time project from its launch in May 2006 to the end of the project in December 2011. It explains why the project was set up, what it aimed to do, how it did it, what still needs to be done.

Hay Time Highlights (2006-2012)

Short report documenting the actions and achievements of Hay Time - North Pennines; descibes methods of harvesting, spreading surveying and monitoring including results and furture recommendations.

Meadows Beyond the Millennium

The future for Hay Meadows in the Peak District National Park: A detailed report on the status of the Peak District meadows - a project report on the management and restoration, including detailed species lists.

Networks 4 Nectar - project report 2014 - 2016

Project report for N4N. Covers methodologies used; sites included in the project; case studies x4; public participation in the project.

The conservation management of upland hay meadows in Britain: a review

A journal paper review of research into restoration work in hay meadows up to 2005.

The impact of green hay addition to upland hay meadows in the North Pennines through the Hay Time project (2006-2012).

A scientific report on the impact of green hay addition following baseline and repeat botanical surveys. Includes methods used for green hay addition, and analysis of the results.

Wildflower Nidderdale Progress Report May 2016

Detailed report on the Upper Nidderdale AONB meadows project detailing restoration methodology, including the pros and cons of seed collection methods.


A step-by-step guide to upland hay meadow restoration in the North Pennines

A report presented as a series of steps detailing the approach taken to survey meadows, identify seed "donor" and "receptor" sites, manage harvesting and spreading operations, monitoring and reporting.

Creation Methodology and Management of Coronation Meadows

Webpage giving an overview of restoration methods of existing grassland, including ground preparation, use of green hay, seed addition and the reasons for each method used, followed by a general description of future management.

Grassland restoration and creation... for bumblebees

A factsheet on the restoration and enhancement of existing permanent grassland; both arable and non-arable. Advice on land suitability and future management is also included.

Hay Time - Analysis of Survey Data 2006-2011

A report summarising the results of data analysis to determine the effect of seed addition on species richness, species diversity and meadow composition.

Hay Time final report 2012

An overview of the Hay Time project from its launch in May 2006 to the end of the project in December 2011. It explains why the project was set up, what it aimed to do, how it did it, what still needs to be done.

Hay Time Project

An overview of the restoration project, including why and what was carried out

How to manage a meadow for hay making and grazing pasture

An in-depth guide to the different meadow types and their respective management regimes, including an annual management cycle diagram for each and links to further advice documents.

Long term effectiveness of Environmental Stewardship in conserving upland haymeadows in the Pennine Dales

An 87 page review of the effect of management regimes of upland hay meadows and the maintenance of their floristic and breeding bird interest within the context of UK farm regimes.

Managing acid grasslands

Factsheet with species lists and management advice

Managing calcareous grasslands

Factsheet with species lists and management advice

Managing field margins

Guidance for managing field margins

Managing grasslands for nature

A detailed management guide for farmers and landowners

Managing species-rich hay meadows for wildlife

A5 leaflet, with mainainece methods and why they are needed

Managing wildflower meadows

A factsheet on meadow management

Managing your upland hay meadow for wildlife

A short information leaflet to support farmers and smallholders to manage their upland hay meadows for wildlife

Meadows Beyond the Millennium

The future for Hay Meadows in the Peak District National Park: A detailed report on the status of the Peak District meadows - a project report on the management and restoration, including detailed species lists.

Restoring and managing your hay meadow

Simplistic step-by-step instructions for restoring a hay meadow and including a 'hay meadow year' diagram explaining how to manage a hay meadow throughout the year.

The conservation management of upland hay meadows in Britain: a review

A journal paper review of research into restoration work in hay meadows up to 2005.

Types of meadow & how they are managed

Webpage briefly describing types of grassland and management practices. More of an overview

Upland Hay Meadow Climate Change Sensitivity: Medium

Management of Upland Hay Meadows to adapt to climate change (i.e invasion of lowland species)