Foxes Bridge Bog

J Crellin

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.

Location

Situated off the B4226 approximately halfway between Speech House and The Dilke Memorial Hospital
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A static map of Foxes Bridge Bog

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

Yes

Access

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Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May to September

About the reserve

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. 

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01452 383333