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Black Moss Covert

A deciduous woodland found on a peat mossland

A small flat birch dominated woodland with a good circular path around it, the site has a public footpath running immediately past the entrance as well as connecting path running from the Trans Pennine way. The site has a large count of bramble species (14) and a varied ground flora that includes remote sedge, bluebell, wood avens and dog rose. The woodland is very good for fungi with candle snuff fungus, fly agaric and common puff ball amongst the fruiting bodies seen. Butterflies include speckled wood, brimstone and peacock whilst the normal array of birds common to such habitat can also be found such as long-tailed tit, jay, wren and treecreeper.

 

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Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Hogswood Covert
1 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Brookheys Covert
1 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Sinderland Green Woods
1 miles - Cheshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Black Moss Road, west of Broadheath
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 5RF
Map reference
SJ 746 889
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Opening Times
There is no public access to this site.
Size
4.90 hectares
Access
No

There is no public access to this site.
Parking
Park on Black Moss Road close to the Cinderland Crossing
Dogs
Reserve manager
Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01948 820728