Dawley Hamlets

Image of Dawley Pools and Pit Mounds

This 38 hectares 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. 


Dawley Hamlets
South View Road
Little Dawley


There is a small car park at South View Road.

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Last updated: 22/11/2021 16:25