Wetland mosaic

A large wet meadow, a reed swamp, a pool and a wet woodland make up most of this riverside reserve - but why is it so wet? Because the river floods, there is an endless water supply running off the hills!

The wet areas are what make this reserve important; one particularly significant plant is the weirdly attractive Sweet Flag, found here in abundance. Over 150 varieties of wetland plants have been listed at Red House including Bulrush, bur reed, Canary Grass and Yellow Flag.

Best time to visit
Red House is best enjoyed during the Spring and Summer months.

Nearby nature reserves

Dolforwyn Woods
1 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Dolydd Hafren
3 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Llanmerewig Glebe
3 miles - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
Beside Montgomery Canal
near Abermule
Powys
SY15 6NB
Map reference
SO 170 968
Great for...
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Jun - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
12.58 hectares
Access
Some short sections of boardwalks, but some areas can be muddy & uneven. Reserve can also be viewed from Montgomery Canal towpath. Contact the Trust for disabled access information.
Walking information
Some boardwalks, some areas can be muddy & uneven. Reserve can also be viewed from Montgomery Canal towpath.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Sheep
Reserve manager
Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01938 555654
info@montwt.co.uk