Know before you go
Some paths have shallow inclines but are generally well surfaced for easy walking
Public footpaths around the reserve which are accessible for wheelchair and pushchairs.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to August
About the reserve
Once a mine site, a restoration programme set up in 1986 has now made this reserve a fine example of creative conservation work. It has newly planted woodland, ponds and regenerating heathland. The scarce blue-tailed damselfly is found here, establishing new colonies and the grayling butterfly is one of the more distinctive butterflies here