This 60 acre 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!
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.
How to get there
View the location of Lightmoor on Google Maps:
Lightmoor Road (Off A4169)
Parking can be found in Lightmoor, or a small site car park which can be accessed 300 metres off Jigger's Roundabout.
Last updated: 14/04/2021 13:22