Priest Pot Nature Reserve

Priest Pot courtesy Freshwater Biological AssociationPriest Pot is found at the head of Esthwaite Water. It is small and relatively shallow having been formed by accumulating silt. Mostly undisturbed for 400 years, it and its adjoining fen make up a National Nature Reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest.

The area has a number of micro-habitats with species suitable for each area. It has been the object of intense ecological study for a number of years. The soil in the area is rich in nutrients.Priest Pot wetland courtesy Freshwater Biological Association

Priest Pot Nature Reserve is located off the B5285 from Hawkshead..

Photos courtesy of Freshwater Biological Association

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