Lielowan Meadow

Important notice

Please note that Lielowan is situated on a very fast road with soft verges. There is currently no safe place to park at the roadside.

Lielowan Meadow is a small, species-rich meadow where low intensity management over the last 100 years has encouraged grassland and wetland to flourish. The grassland has over 120 species, including salad burnet and pale sedge.

Why visit?

Highlights include:

  • Wildflower meadow
  • Butterflies

Best time to visit?

  • May to Aug for wildflowers
  • Summer for butterflies

Visit for:

  • grasslands
  • wildflowers
  • butterflies

Other information

Fen plants, such as marsh marigold and water avens, thrive in the marshy ground, and reed buntings and snipe nest on the reserve.

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


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How to get there


Lielowan Meadow is situated to the south of the B914, midway between Kelty and Saline in Fife.

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Getting onto the reserve

Access to the reserve is through the gate halfway along the meadow.

Access restrictions

Dogs must be kept under close control at all times due to the presence of livestock.
Take great care crossing the fast, busy road to get onto the reserve.

Nearest town
Dunfermline (4 mi / 6.4 km)
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Landranger map


What to look for and when

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About Lielowan Meadow

Out & about

Nearby reserves
CullaloeCarlingnose Point

Local group
Fife and Kinross

Links & downloads

Reserve map


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