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Lodge Field
 
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Shropshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
West Midlands
Year of Declaration: 2008
Declaring Authority: Telford & Wrekin Council (Unitary)
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SJ671037
Location: off Hodge Bower, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7QD
Owned by: Telford and Wrekin Council (Unitary)
Managed by: Telford & Wrekin Council (Unitary) with help from the Lodge Field Community Group.
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: The Reserve is on the edge of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

From the Wharfage in Ironbridge, turn onto Lincoln Hill, then right onto Hodge Bower. The Reserve is off this street, accessed on foot. If you are traveling by car, there is no car park at the Reserve, just on street parking in places.
Visitor facilities: Opportunities for wildlife observation and informal leisure activities such as children’s games, walking and picnics. Nature Trail and Pond Dipping.
What to see: The Reserve is an area under restoration for community use and is now managed to increase its biodiversity. There is free access to the field which contains areas of meadow with a significant number of rare plant varieties, areas of scrub, small springs and a boggy area that between them provide a variety of habitats for birds, butterflies and small mammals.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Contact the The Lodge Field Group (member of the Conservation Volunteers' Community Network), see their website for details:
http://groups.tcv.org.uk/lodgefieldgroup/
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Telford & Wrekin Council
Tel: 01952 384384
Email: sustainability@telford.gov.uk
Website address and other links: See the Lodge Field Group website at
http://groups.tcv.org.uk/lodgefieldgroup/

Or look at the Council website:
www.telford.gov.uk/info/512/conservation_advice/841/natural_environment/5

Alternatively try www.telford.gov.uk and search for Lodge Field.

last updated 25/11/2014
 
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