This map highlights some of the best Shropshire sites for viewing dragonflies that are open to the public. These include some of the most species rich sites in the county such as Whixall Moss, Dudmaston and Venus Pool.
The numbers relate to a list of site names in the key below. Click on these names to link to the relevant website with further information including directions.
A number of good dragonfly rivers have also been labelled on the map. Whilst it is impractical to describe all access points a number of canal and river locations are described on the Habitat Types page.
1. Aston Locks
Access from Queens Head SO339268
Main pool above car park area.
4. Brown Moss
6. Cole Mere
10. Eardington NR
12. Llynclys Common
Located at SO413938 on the Long Mynd plateau above Carding Mill Valley. Car park approx. 100m from pools which are situated behind the fenced off area.
18. Titterstone Clee Hill
Parking available at SO593776
19. Venus Pool
Please note this is primarily a bird watching site and good binoculars are recommended in order to be able to see dragonflies from the hides.
20. Wem Moss
21. Whixall Moss
Leaflet also available to download here
22. Wildmoor Pool
Located at SO425965 on the Long Mynd plateau above Carding Mill Valley. Limited car parking space in lay by next to pool.
23. Wood Lane
24. Wyre Forest
Link is to main Wyre Forest visitor centre situated just outside Shropshire. Shropshire parts of Wyre Forest can also be accessed by parking near Buttonoak (SO745783) and following bridleways in to the Longdon Orchard, Wimperhill Wood and Dowles Brook areas.