The Betts by Carol Dixon

The Betts by Carol Dixon

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Dog on a lead
Volunteer Group
This tiny part of the important Wyre Forest consists mainly of oak, hazel coppice, alder and ash.


Off minor road leading from Far Forest to Kinlet
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A static map of The Betts Reserve

Know before you go

2 hectares

Parking information

Limited car parking by roadside


Paths are on difficult terrain (steep slopes and steps) and will be slippery when wet.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Dawn to dusk

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

The wood is managed carefully to maintain a mix of high forest, coppice and open glades for birds and small mammals, including dormice.  Visitors may be rewarded with glimpses of nutchatches, great spotted woodpeckers and summer warblers.  There are many bird boxes to encourage hole-nesting birds (including owls), bats and even dormice.

The Lem Brook, a tributary of Dowles Brook, is used by dippers, grey wagtails and kingfishers.  Visitors should also keep a lookout for brimstone, holly blue, red admiral and speckled wood butterflies throughout summer.

The reserve was purchased in 1983 and named in the memory of the late John Betts, a founder member of the Trust.

Contact us

Andy Harris
Contact number: 01905 754919

Environmental designation

Special Site of Scientific Interest

Location map