Marchwiel Marsh Nature Reserve (Marchwiel Marsh Nature Reserve)
Reserve Name Marchwiel Marsh Nature Reserve
Managing Authority Marchwiel Marsh Nature Reserve
Marchwiel Nature Reserve
off Station Road
Marchwiel Wrexham LL13 0SB
Parking & Toilet Provision
Description of Habitat & Facilities
There is not a more exciting project regarding conservancy than Marchwiel Marsh. Over a few short years an unwanted bog has been developed into an area of wild retreat. The site is all marshland, but has raised boardwalks for easy access. Young and old alike can enjoy the wildlife at their leisure without getting their feet wet as there are a series of boardwalks.
The site was created and is now managed by Marchwiel Environment Group as a millennium project for Marchwiel Community Council.
This information was prepared by Mr Graham Flathers of Marchwiel Environment Group. Please contact their Secretary, Jude Greenwood
Description of Trails
The boardwalks are 1.2m wide and have kick boards on either side, allowing access for wheelchairs, although the lane leading down to the main gate can become quite muddy in the winter months.
There are no steps.
Number of Hides
Description of Hides [By name or number]
Confirmed bird sightings within the reserve include: Mallard, Moorhen, Pheasant, Snipe, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Collared Dove, Woodpigeon, Stock Dove, Pied Wagtail, Meadow Pipit, Woodlark, Fieldfare, Redwing, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Robin, Dunnock, Starling, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Long-tailed Tit, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Wren, Goldfinch, Greenfinch, Chaffinch, Twite, Bullfinch, House Sparrow, Reed Bunting, Jackdaw, Carrion Crow, Magpie.
There are more species to confirm and record, but will require both time and change of season to enlarge the list. Many species have also been confirmed constantly over flying the marsh, or are in the surrounding areas which are either hedged, meadow or woodland. These include: Mute Swan, Canada Geese, Little Grebe, Heron, Coot, Lapwing, Little Ringed Plover, Buzzard, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Rock Dove, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Swallow, House Martin, Jay, Raven, Rook.
To present day, a combined total of sixty two species are recorded either in or around the marsh.
Contributor Graham Flathers
Date Last Updated