The reserve is a relic of, the once widespread habitat, wet heath. Edgehills Bog is home to a wealth of heathland plants. Mosses and rushes dominate the boggy areas, whilst heathers, bilberry and marsh violets can be found on drier areas providing a home to a wealth of heathland and woodland birds and dragonflies and damselflies.

Location

Half a mile north of Cinderford
Cinderford
A static map of Edgehills Bog

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

The reserve is remote and difficult to find, there being no direct tracks or rides. From the car park walk away from the road along the path of the power lines

Access

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Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

November to March, June to September

About the reserve

A relic of wet heath, at Edgehills Bog nature reserve purple moor-grass, sphagnum moss and rushes dominate the boggy areas, along with common cotton-grass, marsh violet and carnation sedge. The drier parts contain heather, bilberry, heath milkwort and lousewort. Heathland and woodland birds, and dragonflies and damselflies are frequently on the wing, sharing the land with free-roaming sheep who gently conservation graze the site.

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01452 383333