Loynton Moss

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Loynton Moss: Part of this 135 acre site is designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its fen vegetation and wet woodland.


The area of SSSI consists of a range of successional habitats including reedbed fen, scrub, alder/willow carr (wet woodland) and dry oak and birch woodland. Plants found throughout the reedbed include marsh cinquefoil, cowbane, branched bur-reed and lesser pond sedge. The surviving areas of wet woodland contain the largest stand of alder buckthorn in the county and other unusual species such as bog myrtle, royal fern and elongated sedge.

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Go through Woodseaves on the A519 towards Newport. Within a mile you will cross the Shropshire Union Canal, which forms the eastern boundary of the reserve. Approximately 200 metres past the canal on the right is the entrance to the reserve into a small car park.

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