Loamhole and Lydebrook Dingle

lydebrookLoamhole and Lydebrook Dingle are two narrow connected valleys which sit within a very rich and varied landscape at upper Coalbrookdale. Much of the woodland associated with Lydebrook has been undisturbed for a long time, and has the feel of the original wildwood about it. Loamhole is an enchanting place with pockets of nearby hazel coppice, a spectacular hay meadow, and the remains of a historic deer park. Both dingles are very secluded places with a network of associated footpaths.

Lydebrook Dingle and is a Site of Special Scieintific Intrest (SSSI) and is of national conservation importance, of particular importance is the rare cranefly Lipsothrix nigristigma, found in only a handful of sites in the UK (and nowhere else in the world). Its larvae feed on wet, rotten wood lying in fast-flowing streams.

For more you can view the management plan.

Russell RowleyRussell Rowley

Trust Manager

Nathan MorrisNathan Morris

Countryside Officer

Cadi PriceCadi Price

Community Development Officer

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust
Darby Road

Telephone: 01952 433880
Email: staff@severngorge.org.uk

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