St Aidens Astley-Outfall

Managed by RSPB 

Site Details:

Walkers:                           Length  1711                         Altitude: 12m            Walk Time 45 mins

St Aidan's has been transformed from an old, open cast mine to a reserve that's alive with wildlife. Its relatively small size means you can easily explore a rich variety of habitats including reedbeds, wetlands, meadows and woodland. 


S1: Numbers are quite low

S2: Main Grassland area  and fairly dry where Gatekeeper are in  the highest numbers.

S3: Damper area with more Ringlets

S4: Mixture of grasslands and shaded woodland boundary  where Speckled Wood are nearly as common as Gatekeeper and the vanessids can be seen with Comma in good numbers

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