The Sturts South


Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

Lying in the floodplain of the River Wye with an array of botanical and bird species


The Sturts South

OS Map Reference

SO 336 475
A static map of The Sturts South

Know before you go

16 hectares

Grazing animals

Livestock are often grazed on the reserve following the hay cut

Walking trails

Please avoid trampling the vegetation in the wet areas, and use the bridges to cross streams and ditches. Conditions underfoot can be wet even in summer so boots are advised.


There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

  This reserve lies in the flood plain of the River Wye at the western edge of a low-lying basin known as Letton Lakes. This entire area is flooded every winter when the water levels rise in a nearby river, enriching the grassland soils. The reserve comprises a complex mosaic of grassland and wetland communities. Meadow-sweet, lesser-pond rush and pepper saxifrage can be seen at various areas throughout. There is a wide variety of birds species here throughout the year.  

Contact us

Jim Light
Contact number: 01432 356872

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)