Emperor dragonfly

© Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

A large area of rare, unimproved, species rich wet grassland.

Location

Brookwood
Surrey
Nearest postcode: GU24 0HB

OS Map Reference

SU963573
A static map of Brookwood Lye

Know before you go

Size
22 hectares

Parking information

No car park - access on foot via Brookwood Lye Road

Grazing animals

Cattle

Access

Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.

Dogs

Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open year round

Best time to visit

June to October

About the reserve

A large area of rare, unimproved, species-rich wet grassland, Brookwood Lye is situated east of Brookwood, on the south side of the Basingstoke Canal. 

The reserve is traversed by ditches and features alder carr, broadleaved woodland, willow and oak trees. 

Wet conditions make the reserve valuable for wetland invertebrates such as dragonflies and many birds flock to the site.

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email: info@surreywt.org.uk

Environmental designation

Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI)

Location map