The Sturts South
Know before you go
Grazing animalsLivestock are often grazed on the reserve following the hay cut
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.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll 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.