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Image of the local nature reserve - Lightmoor.

Declared as a Local Nature Reserve in 2023, this 24.4 hectare site is home to some of the best woodland, pools and secluded meadows in the borough, immerse yourself in the natural environment whilst learning about the areas industrial past, and keep an eye out for Norman, the sites much loved resident donkey!

Lighmoor Local Nature Reserve site is owned by Telford & Wrekin Council and managed in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Visit Shropshire Wildlife Trust website

Things to see and do

Lightmoor local nature reserve has a great mix of woodland, grassland and water-bodies to enjoy. There are numerous walks throughout the site, as well as the opportunity to meet the resident donkey! The paths on site are steeped in history, as these small paths would have previously led to workers cottages, furnaces, brick kilns and canals. In spring and summer, the site is covered with fantastic colours as the woodland comes alive with flowers including bluebells, yellow archangel and greater stitchworth. The network of meadows here are some of the most valuable in the borough, ‘Little Crackshells’ meadow runs alongside the Ironbridge bypass but is one of the most secluded meadows in Telford and Wrekin. In summer this meadow is buzzing with insects including small heath, small copper, common blue and dingy skipper butterflies.

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.


Lightmoor Road (Off A4169)


Parking can be found in the village of Lightmoor. 

The location of Lightmoor nature reserve on google maps

Last updated: 16/06/2023 09:12