Know before you go
Parking informationSmall car park but security barrier may prevent access
There is a public footpath on the main track through the reserve, it is advisable to keep to the waymarked route and care should be taken due to the uneven nature of the old peat workings
Public footpaths can be uneven at times and difficult for wheelchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to July
About the reserve
The reserve is a relict of bog that has been dug for peat and subsequently colonised by birch. Wet plant communities occur including fen-sedge, and the royal fern are still to be seen. The dense cover provides good habitat for some nesting birds including great spotted woodpecker and tawny owl. Birch thinning and clearance has encouraged other birds and a more diverse peatland flora. This area is also frequently used by basking grass snakes.
Nearest postcode DN9 2JN. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.