Against the advice of renowned botanists, in the 1960s this beautiful heathland was lost to commercial forestry. The proximity of the wetland to the heath makes it a particularly valuable nature reserve, as does the fact that it forms part of a network of wildlife sites in the Gaywood valley which together create a large area around which species can move at will.
The heathland and mire are now benefiting from an ongoing restoration programme.
Part of the Gaywood Valley Living Landscape.
Visitors must keep dogs under tight control or on a short lead to avoid disturbance to livestock and ground-nesting birds. Nearby public footpaths.