NWT Thompson Common is a rich mosaic of habitats ranging from damp low-lying grassland studded with small pools, to fen, scrub and woodland. The 140 hectares of the nature reserve lie in a shallow valley with a large lake, Thompson Water, at its western end. This intricate mix of wetlands, woodlands and grasslands supports a tremendous diversity of wildlife including many rare plants and insects.
Famous for its pingos, a series of 300 or so shallow pools with a dazzling array of water plants, it is one of the most important sites in Europe for water beetles and in the UK for dragonflies.
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Dogs on leads on the Pingo trail and in the presence of livestock