Betts Reserve

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The Betts Reserve, a 2.3 hectare wood.

Betts Reserve is a sessile oak woodland with some areas of hazel coppice, alder and ash. It lies on the Upper Coal Measures on a west facing, steep slope running down to alluvial areas by the Lem Brook, a tributary of Dowles Brook which it joins a little further down the valley.

The wood is good for birds with nuthatches, both spotted, and pied flycatchers, all the woodland tits, great and lesser spotted woodpeckers and summer warblers. Bird boxes are used extensively to encourage hole-nesting birds (including owls), bats and even dormice.

Dippers, grey wagtails and kingfishers are seen along the brook, which is also used by otters. Brimstone, holly blue, red admiral and speckled wood butterflies are seen in summer.

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The reserve is situated between the east bank of the Lem Brook, near its confluence with the Dowles Brook at Furnace Mill, and the minor road leading from Far Forest to Kinlet.


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