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Bishop's Field

A small wetland haven in the Stour valley with a host of wetland flora & fauna; a charming remnant of Wolverly Marsh.

This small reserve, bought by the Bishop family in 1996 to protect it, provides a small haven of wetland habitat.  It was once part of an extensive wetland and we hope it may eventually be possible to recreate wetlands in the land around it.

The reserve is a must for committed naturalists as the high water table allows its peaty soils to support a host of wetland flora.  Visit at the right time and you’ll see southern marsh orchid and greater tussock sedge, an uncommon plant in the midlands.

Species and habitats


Nearby nature reserves

The Devil's Spittleful & Rifle Range and Blackstone Farm Fields
3 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Chance Wood
4 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust
Wilden Marsh
4 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Blakeshall Lane Wolverley
DY11 5XA
Map reference
SO 829 794
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Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Dawn to dusk
1.50 hectares

No wheelchair access.
Walking information
Keep to short path - will be muddy underfoot when wet.
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Andy Harris
Tel: 01905 754919