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Dawley Hamlets

Image of Dawley Pools and Pit Mounds

Declared as a Local Nature Reserve in 2021, this 38 hectare reserve in Dawley, covers pools and pit mounds spread across several compartments and supports a wide range of woodland and wetland habitats.

Things to see and do

The site supports a network of wooded pit mounds, large expanses of open water and includes an extensive network of footpaths with Castle Pool and The Dandy to the north.

There is a collection of pools to the south including Wide Waters, Furnace Polls and The Sprynge Pool to the south west. 

The site supports a diverse bat assemblage with five species known to use the site.

An unnamed pool to the south of Wide Waters supports the only known site in the borough for Mare's-tail, a rare aquatic plant decreasing in range across Shropshire. Furnace Pools is also known to support the largest recorded population of great crested newts in the borough. 

Water safety

We want everyone to be safe when visiting our sites that have water features within them. 

We work closely with the Royal Life Saving Society on managing water safety on our sites and further details on advice can be found on the RLSS website.

When visiting this site, here are a few tips to keep safe around the water: 

  • keep out of the water at all times 
  • never allow children to play near the water unless accompanied by an adult 
  • don't run near the water, you may trip and fall in 
  • learn how to help in an emergency; if you see someone in trouble in the water never jump in yourself. Stay calm and phone for help. Some sites across the borough have water safety sites and equipment, please only use the equipment when required. 

For more information on how to rescue a person from drowning please visit the RLSS website.


Dawley Hamlets
South View Road
Little Dawley


There is a small car park at South View Road.

The location of Dawley Hamlets on Google Maps

Last updated: 16/06/2023 09:04