Brilley Green Dingle
Know before you go
Parking informationThere is space for two cars at the western entrance.
There is a clearly defined circular route running around the reserve. In winter or during prolonged wet weather, some lower parts of the reserve become extremely muddy and difficult to negotiate. Boardwalks have been installed on some sections to alleviate this. There are several flights of steps running up the steep valley sides.
Paths around this reserve are narrow and sometimes steep. The paths are not suitable for those with limited mobility and there is no access for mobility scooters or wheelchairs.
When to visit
Opening timesDawn to dusk
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
Brilley Green Dingle is all wooded. The western and eastern sides have different management histories and this is reflected in the ground vegetation today, with the western end being much richer in flora. An interesting and very noticeable vertical zonation in the flora of the Dingle can be seen. Millhalf Brook runs through the reserve and is home to a number of interesting invertebrates, such as the increasingly threatened white-clawed crayfish.
Travelling west on the A438, after passing through the village of Winforton, take the right-hand turn signposted to Brilley and Michaelchurch-on-Arrow. Follow this road, over a cross roads and uphill. Then take a left turn which will take you to the entrance where there is space to park. (The map in the Trust’s Reserves Guide is pretty good.)
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