Nichols Moss Nature Reserve

Entrance to Nichols Moss Nature Reserve by sedgwickbloke flickrNichols Moss Nature Reserve is a raised mire. It is separated from Meathop Nature Reserve by the A590.

Trees on the reserve include birch and Scot's pine. Bilberry, bracken and narrow leaved buckler fern are found in the fringes of the woodland.

Nichols Moss Nature Reserve by sedgwickbloke flickrIn the wettest area in the reserve's centre are bog rosemary, cranberry, bog asphodel and bog moss. Oblong leaved sundew also grows here.

This reserve is important for invertebrates with large heath butterfly and bog busy cricket in abundance. Red and roe deer and red squirrels can be spotted.Large Heath butterfly by Tim Melling

Map Reference SD 430 830
Open to members. Non-members must have a permit–tel. 01539 816 300 for details.

From A590 minor road to Witherslack; left at village centre, left again at Halecat; first left to Slate Hill, continuing to T junction to make left turn; surfaced road ends at the reserve; walk for 500 metres down track.Roe Deer by Cornwall Cam

Photos courtesy of sedgwickbloke , Tim Melling and Charles Winpenny .

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