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Rough Park

Image of the local nature reserve - Rough Park.

Declared as a Local Nature Reserve in 2023, Rough Park covers 42.3 hectares of diverse green space including horse grazed paddocks, woodland plantations and the vast expanse of Castle Green meadow, one of the boroughs best wildflower meadows.

Things to see and do

Formerly an open cast mining site Rough Park is now a wonderful vast expanse of grassland and woodland in south Telford freely accessible for all to enjoy. The Rough Park Way footpath runs through the site, passing by horse grazed paddocks, woodland plantations and the large open meadow of Castle Green that during the summer is awash with common spotted and southern marsh orchids and home to both dingy skipper and small heath butterflies. The site forms part of a national 'B-line', large national corridors that run across the country that have been identified as important for pollinator species like bees, hoverflies and butterflies. The footpaths link the northern and eastern areas of Lightmoor, Dawley Hamlets and Madeley into Coalbrookdale and the Ironbridge Gorge. To the east of the site is the Rough Park BMX track for those looking for a more adrenaline filled day.

The site is cared for by Telford & Wrekin Council with some assistance from the local community and wider reaching groups.


Off B4373 Castlefields Way
Woodside Avenue


There is roadside parking along Woodside Avenue and the surrounding small roads.

The location of Rough Park on Google Maps

Last updated: 16/06/2023 09:51