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Foxes Bridge Bog

This acid bog is one of the rarest habitats in Gloucestershire and is the only site for marsh St Johns-wort within the county. This reserve has a very rich collection of bog plants and is a great site for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies including the small pearl-bordered fritillary.

An acid bog, one of the rarest habitats in Gloucestershire, makes this reserve a special place for a rich collection of bog and marshland plants including to the marsh St Johns-wort which is found at only this site within the whole of Gloucestershire. Marsh violets, slender tufted sedge, common cotton grass and marsh pennywort grow well amongst the more usual cuckooflower and ragged-robin. During the summer butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies abound, and if you visit in June you may glimpse the small-bordered fritillary. 

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Reserve information

Location
Situated off the B4226 approximately halfway between Speech House and The Dilke Memorial Hospital.
Cannop
Gloucestershire
Map reference
SO630125
Great for...
birdwatching
butterflies
Best time to visit
May - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
5.30 hectares
Access
Yes

Parking
Park in Speech House woodlands car park and cross the road to the reserve.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk