Summer meadows at Red House Nature Reserve copyright Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Summer meadows at Red House Nature Reserve © MWT

Wetland at Red House Nature Reserve

Wetland area at Red House Nature Reserve © MWT

11 fungi
234 plants
90 insects
59 birds
Wetland mosaic

Location

Beside Montgomery Canal
near Abermule
Powys
SY15 6NB

OS Map Reference

SO170968
A static map of Red House

Know before you go

Size
13 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

No parking; access from Montgomery Canal towpath

Grazing animals

Sheep

Walking trails

Some boardwalks, some areas can be muddy & uneven. Reserve can also be viewed in part from the Montgomery Canal towpath.

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.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

June to August

About the reserve

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 and the Montgomery Canal contributes too! 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.

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Contact us

Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01938 555654
Contact email: info@montwt.co.uk