Wet woodland on the banks of the River Lugg

Birds: the 31 breeding species recorded include spotted and pied flycatchers, marsh and willow tits, redstart, stock dove, little owl, song thrush, nuthatch, treecreeper, bullfinch, great-spotted woodpecker, pied wagtail, moorhen, coot, goldfinch. Visitors include: dipper, kingfisher, swift, curlew, collared dove, tawny owl. Other species of interest include water vole, otter, wood and yellow-necked mice, frogs and grass snakes. Invertebrates include the hoverfly Episyrphus cylindricum, the pond snail Succinea putris, and a number of dragonflies and damselflies, including the large red damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula. Meadow brown butterflies are common in summer.

Nearby nature reserves

Clay Vallets Wood
3 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust
Burfa Bog
3 miles - Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Titley Pool
4 miles - Herefordshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Knighton Road, on the edge of Presteigne
Map reference
SO 310 649
Great for...
getting away from it all
Best time to visit
Apr - May
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Access to reserve at all times.
1.20 hectares
Via footpaths from the town and from Wente's Meadow. A circular boardwalk trail suitable for wheelchairs.
Walking information
A circular boardwalk trail suitable for wheelchairs.
400m out of Presteigne on Knighton Road, there is a small car park for up to 8 cars
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Radnorshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01597 823298