What can I see?
- The wildflower meadow – sown in 2001, it has transformed the former grassland into a rich flowering meadow, providing a haven for over 200 species of invertebrates, as well as mammals and birds.
- Ponds, rough grassland, marsh and wet woodland right up close – using the raised causeway and viewing platform in the middle of the reserve.
What’s special about this place?
- Common spotted and southern marsh orchids in spring and early summer.
- Much of the management activity here revolves around maintaining a balance between open and covered areas – a mosaic of habitats. This includes coppicing the willow, cutting back the grassland and creating piles of deadwood.