Stanley Marsh

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Stanley Marsh: This wetland site is a patchwork of woodland, meadow and ponds. The marsh is home to several locally rare plants as well as common species like cuckoo flower. Surrounded by woodland and a hay meadow, this wetland site is good for spotting for dragonflies, frogs and newts. The hay meadow is alive with colour as common blue butterflies flit between the wild flowers and grasses in early summer. Deep in the reed beds coot and moorhens feed while overhead sparrow hawks patrol the woodland edge. There is a well marked path from the car park which is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs that leads you on a circular route around the Reserve.

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Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve

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From Wakefield City Centre:
take the A61 Barnsley Road. 1 mile after Newmillerdam Village, turn right down Seckar Lane. Off the A642 Aberford Road, Wakefield. Turn onto Lime Pit Lane. Car parking available.

Bus

Bus routes 443, 444 and 446 Arriva service.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Address: Stanley Marsh Nature Reserve, Lime Pit Lane, Stanley, Wakefield, Yorkshire, WF3 4DF, UK
Phone: +44 1924 303980
Email: countrysideinterp@wakefield.gov.uk
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