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Nature and wildlife at Wolf Wheel

The Wolf Wheel mill dam is the largest in the valley still with open water. Overhanging oaks on the far bank provide wonderful autumn colours, with Goat Willow and Alder also at the water’s edge.

This is another great place to see nesting Mallard and Moorhens. A Kingfisher can sometimes be seen perching on the fallen tree. Also look out for dragonflies, Great Diving Beetles, frogs and newts.

By the 1960s the mill dam was becoming overgrown, but in 1967 it was dredged to restore open water, and stocked with Bream, Tench and Crucian Carp; it is still used for fishing.

Image of Celandines and Golden Saxifrage growing beside the Wolf Wheel tail goit.

Celandines and Golden Saxifrage growing beside the Wolf Wheel tail goit. Photo: Sue Shaw, April 2015.

Image of Hart’s Tongue Fern growing on a bank at Wolf Wheel.

Hart’s Tongue Fern growing on a bank at Wolf Wheel. Photo: Sue Shaw, January 2016.

Image of Grey Heron at the edge of Wolf mill dam.

Grey Heron at the edge of Wolf mill dam. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.


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