Know before you go
Parking informationRoadside parking
The terrain is exceptionally rough and marshy in places and stout footwear or wellingtons are a necessity. Allow 30 minutes to see this reserve.
Wet and rough ground, few defined paths. The terrain is exceptionally rough and marshy in places and stout footwear or wellingtons are a necessity. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to July
About the reserve
Stapleton Mire is a Culm grassland and is rich in nationally rare plant and insect species. Some areas are almost dominated by the nationally rare whorled caraway. The woodland here consists of wet flushes of willow and alder with drier areas containing oak and hazel. During the summer, good populations of marbled white, meadow brown, and ringlet butterflies can be seen.