The reserve is a remnant of the acidic bog and heathland that once covered most of Wigpool Common. The pool is situated within a large conifer plantation with a good range of acidic-marshland plants. Wildfowl, common frogs, palmate and smooth newts also breed here.

The reserve is a remnant of the acidic bog and heathland that once covered most of Wigpool Common. A good variety of acidic-marshland plants grow here including marsh penny wort, lesser spearwort, marsh speedwell, commo marsh-bedstraw, floating sweet grass and numerous sedges. Rushes and bilberry and grey willow and alder are present in the drier conditions at the waters edge. Resident nesting wildfowl such as mallard and amphibians such as the common frog and palmate and smooth newts breed here.

Nearby nature reserves

Stenders Quarry
1 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Plump Hill Dolomite Quarry
2 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Edgehills Bog
3 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
One mile north west of Mitcheldean.
Mitcheldean
Gloucestershire
Map reference
SO651196
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
1.60 hectares
Access
Yes

Parking
Park on the right, where the road joins from the left, on the grass at the Forestry Commission gate
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk