Bretton hostel is surrounded by 3 acres of copse and beautiful hay meadows which are packed full of wildflowers. Between April and August the Meadow is host to a wide variety of wild flowers, grasses, butterflies, insects and ground nesting birds. During these months visitors are asked to refrain from using the meadow area for outdoor activities. Hostel visitors are welcome to explore outside of these months but please make sure you take all rubbish away and are careful not to disturb wildlife. We are using traditional management techniques to ensure that the wildlife in these meadows continue to flourish. To this end we mow for hay at the end of July which allows wildflowers to seed and any ground nesting birds to have fledged.