Know before you go
There are no footpaths and the site can be muddy when wet
There are no footpaths around the reserve and the terrain can be muddy. Contact the Trust for further access information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
A species-rich meadow, this reserve is abundant in wild flowers. It also contains some reedbed and grassland. The early marsh orchid can be seen here, with its unique and very distinctively shaped lip, and the yellow flag iris is widespread in wetter parts of the moor. Another common plant found here is the marsh marigold, a valuable early source of nectar for insects. Amongst the insects found here is the five-spot burnet, a rather striking day flying moth, coloured black with red spots