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.

Location

One mile north west of Mitcheldean
Mitcheldean
A static map of Wigpool

Know before you go

Size
2 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Access

.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

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.

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01452 383333