Brown Moss, Nr. Whitchurch
Telephone: 0345 6789000
c/o Outdoor Recreation, Shropshire Council
Shirehall, Abbey Foregate
One of Shropshire’s most interesting sites for plants with over 200 species of wild plants including the rare Floating Water Plantain.
One of Shropshire’s most interesting sites for plants with over 200 species of wild plants including the rare Floating Water Plantain. With its marshes, pools, heathland and woodland a great variety of wildlife flourishes here, including Great Spotted Woodpeckers, Jays, Common and Great Crested Newts. In the late spring/early summer large numbers of froglets can be seen making a mass exodus from the pools, whilst dragonflies are glimpsed hunting around the ponds and woodland edges.
Because of its wildlife interest Brown Moss is designated as a Local Nature Reserve, Site of Special Scientific Interest, Special Area of Conservation, and RAMSAR site.
Unfortunately in recent years the site has been invaded by Crassula helmsii, a very successful non-native which is smothering some of the more delicate plants on site. When visiting this site please keep to the paths and away from the edges of the pools. This will help limit the spread of this plant and reduce the damage to fragile marsh areas.
Recreational Activities: There are several reasonably level, well defined circular walks most of which require stout footwear or wellingtons.