Know before you go
Some parts near the stream can be wet and muddy, so waterproof footwear is advised. The northern part of the reserve is very steep-sided in places, and there are precipitous drops into the stream-bed.
There is no wheelchair access on this reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSummer
About the reserve
The reserve occupies a narrow, steep-sided, wooded valley and is dominated by Oak and Ash. There is some evidence that the entire wood was clear felled in the 18th century, after which it was managed as Oak coppice. The ground flora in the Dingle is very rich and contains a variety of species indicative of ancient woodland e.g., yellow archangel, and early purple orchid. There are at least 8 species of fern present and a wide variety of mosses and liverworts. The Dingle attracts a good variety of bird species.