Fleecefaulds Meadow

Fleecefaulds Meadow is a mosaic of species-rich grassland, fen meadow and scrub woodland. In summer, the colourful display of wildflowers, including globeflower, twayblade, and cowslip, attracts a number of butterfly species. Brown hares graze in the meadow and warblers nest in the scrub.

Fleecefaulds Meadow is a Coronation Meadow.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Wildflower meadows
  • Breeding birds
  • Butterflies
  • Winter thrushes

Best time to visit?

  • May to Sep for wildflowers
  • Summer for breeding birds
  • Summer for butterflies
  • Oct for winter thrushes

Visit for:

  • birdwatching
  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • scenery
  • butterflies

Other information

For more local reserve information, visit the Fife Members’ Centre website.


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How to get there


From Cupar, travel south along the A914 for approximately half a mile before turning left onto Ceres Road. Follow this road for 2 miles and then turn left onto Cupar Road. Continue straight ahead onto Main Street (0.3 miles) before turning right onto St Andrews Road (B939). Continue on this road for 0.1 miles and then left onto South Croftdyke, following this for 0.1 miles before bearing right. A further 2 miles along this road brings you to the car park at NO400084.

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Getting onto the reserve

Go through the field gate and onto the reserve. A small path leads towards the north compartment of the reserve, and a gate allows access into the southern section.

Access restrictions

Dogs must be kept under close control at all times due to the presence of livestock. The reserve is on steep ground which can be slippy – please take care when walking around the site.

Nearest town
Cupar (5 mi / 8 km)
OS grid ref
Landranger map


About Fleecefaulds Meadow

Out & about

Nearby reserves
Bankhead Moss
Dumbarnie Links
Barnyards Marsh

Local group
Fife and Kinross

Links & downloads

Reserve map


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