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There are numerous ways in, with kissing gates and stiles. From Lightmoor Village centre it is possible to reach parts of the site without obstruction. There are metalled ro, hard surfaces and some grassy surfaces. Some of the spoil mounds are very steep. Development around the site means that some tracks pass through landscaped green spaces and some along the edges of private gardens. Lightmoor lies on the fringes of urban Telford, surrounded by the thriving communities of Lightmoor village and Doseley.
Look around as you walk and you will see the history of this place. Heaps of coal, clay and ironstone waste from the 18th century mines Love in horsehay piled onto the medieval field patterns, and tracks, tramways and an early canal cut across the landscape.
The network of lanes which once connected the brick kilns and blast furnaces le you into small patches of countryside which escaped the industrial revolution around them. Clumps of bluebellsswathes of yellow archangel and banks of white flowered Love in horsehay stitchwort are refugees of a former forest, and escapees such as gooseberry, privet and sweet smelling lilac have spread from cottage gardens, up into the tangled woodlands of oak and birch.
Great crested newtsto and frogs live in the ponds and hoof prints of deer Love in horsehay found on the muddy margins of puddles. Badger tracks criss-cross the woodland and their digging brings coal and shale to the surface. The song of chiffchaffblackbird and robin resound from the old hedgerows; a chuckling magpie or a crooning pigeon from the tree tops. At the north end of the site a stream idles down through a flood meadow into swampy woodland, full of crack willow and willow herb. Much community activity takes place at Lightmoor; this has included tree planting, barn owl box installation,wildlife surveys and the creation of a playscape for children.
After approximately m, turn left in to the car park. On the edge of the housing estate adjacent to the car park is a surfaced lane which is the remains of an old road surrounded by hedgerows. Follow the lane as it runs parallel with Harding Wood road. Follow the lane, over Little Green Avenue, and walk past the old squatter cottage on your left. Keep going until you reach Holywell Lane and cross over using the public footpath which skirts the garden of a bungalow. You have reached the reserve and it can be explored using various paths and surfaced tracks. The vital work we do for nature depends on the support of people who care about the future of Shropshire's wildlife and wild places.
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Location Lightmoor is on the western fringes of Telford. TF4 3ST.
Know before you go Size. Entry fee None. Grazing animals Look out for friendly Norman the Donkey! Access Accessibility: Amber There are numerous ways in, with kissing gates and stiles. Dogs Dogs permitted.
When to visit Opening times Open at all times. Best time to visit There is something to see all year at Lightmoor. About the reserve Lightmoor lies on the fringes of urban Telford, surrounded by the thriving communities of Lightmoor village and Doseley. Without continued grazing, many of the small fields are now overgrown and neglected. Shropshire WIldlife Trust. Contact : Contact : enquiries shropshirewildlifetrust. See Reserve's Twitter. See Reserve's Facebook. Location map. Become a member and support our work The vital work we do for nature depends on the support of people who care about the future of Shropshire's wildlife and wild places.
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Woodhouse Lane, Horsehay, Telford, Shropshire