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Big Pool Wood

Woodland and small reed-bed associated with wildflowers and birdlife

Reed bed surrounded by wet alder woodland

Dominated by common reed, this reserve is an important habitat for breeding reed warblers and wintering wildfowl. Surrounding the reed bed is wet woodland predominantly of alder containing several locally rare plants including giant bellflower. The site is part of the Dee Estuary SSSI which is also designated a Special Protection Area, a wetland of international importance supporting 120,000 waterfowl and waders in the winter.A circular path gives you a chance to explore this quiet little reserve

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland
Species
Reed Warbler, Otter

Nearby nature reserves

Maes Hiraddug
4 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust
Red Rocks Marsh
7 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Y Graig
7 miles - North Wales Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Near Gronant on the Dee Estuary
Gronant
Denbighshire
CH8 9NH
Map reference
SJ 102 841
Get directions
Find out here
Public transport
Plan your journey
Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
4.05 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
Uneven path through woodland
Parking
Park on roadside
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Horses in adjacent riding school.
Reserve manager
North Wales Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01352 755472
nwwt@wildlifetrustswales.org

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