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Rother Valley Farmers Group

Rother Valley Farmers Group

The Rother Valley combines arable farmland with a narrow floodplain grazing marsh/fen and wooded valleys. 

The underlying aquifer is essential to the area. Poor continuity between river and land, highly erodible soils and sediment issues generate much debate.

For all these reasons (and more) the RVFG will deliver the following priority habitats and species:

  • Lowland heathland
  • Lowland dry acid grassland
  • Ancient and native woodland
  • Floodplain grazing marsh and associated ditch, fen and riparian habitats (Rother Valley SNIC designation)
  • Arable field margins
  • Yellowhammer
  • Lapwing
  • Barn owl
  • Rare Arable Plants
  • River (Aquatic freshwater) Invertebrates


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