Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve

Wetland Area

This area was once part of the lake. It became cut off when the present dam/embankment was constructed. We have used the fact that it stays boggy for much of the year to create an area of wet grass for the ducks, geese and swans to feed in.

As well as benefiting the birds, the area is also a haven for wild flowers such as purple loostrife, yellow flag, marsh marigold and meadow sweet; and animals such as frogs, toads, newts and damselflies.