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Dothill
 
LNR Type: Urban
County: Shropshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
West Midlands
Year of Declaration: 2016
Declaring Authority: Telford and Wrekin Borough Council
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: SJ642129
Location: Severn Drive, Wellington, Telford, TF1 3JB
Owned by: Telford and Wrekin Borough Council
Managed by: Telford and Wreking Borough Council in partnership with Wellington Town Council and Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Description:

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Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: This is a large site located in Dothill in Wellington, Telford. There are several access points, the main one being from Severn Drive. Please see the attached leaflet for further information.
What to see: With woodland, hedgerows, two streams and grasslands the wildlife in this area is as diverse as the habitats. Buzzards can be seen soaring on the thermals during the summer months and successfully breed in the area. Other birds can be seen such as Pheasants, Bullfinches, Jays, Siskins, Chaffinches and many more.

The grasses are alive with butterflies, moths, grasshoppers and other creatures. Mice, shrews and voles all inhabit the area as do larger mammals such as rabbits and squirrels. This area is home to badger setts but they appear to be redundant and no longer used.

The area has many well trodden paths through the meadows and woodland with most interlinking or crossing over at some stage. A great area to explore.

Overwintering wildfowl including goosander, greylag goose, black backed gull, lesser black backed gull, shoveller, teal & tufted duck. Also greater & lesser spotted woodpecker, kingfisher, marsh tit, long-tailed tit, gold finch & goldcrest.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Friends of Dothill www.facebook.com/DothillPoolAndTeeLake
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: www.dothillnaturereserve.co.uk/

For an interactive map showing greenspace in Telford and Wrekin see the attached link. www.telford.gov.uk/info/1015/planning_and_building_control/1144/green_guarantee/2

Last Updated: 06/04/2016

 
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