Plan your visit
9am-9pm (or dawn to dusk if earlier)
The public rights of way are open at all times.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park suggested donation
£4 parking donation
Visitor centre is closed
How to get here
The nearest railway station, Stoke on Trent, is 9 miles (14.5 km) away and has a taxi rank.
National Cycle Network - traffic-free route: nearest access near Biddulph, about 12.5 miles (20.5 km).
From Leek take the A520 south, to Wetley Rocks, there take the A522 left fork. After 600m take the left hand junction for Consall. After about 1 mile turn left at the T junction within the village. Follow this road another mile to an entrance with a RSPB weclome sign. Follow road and after half a mile turn hard right into the car park.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Information for dog owners
Dogs on leads are welcome on the public footpaths around the nature reserve. Please keep to the designated rights of way only.
Please keep your dog on a lead and under close, effective control at all times, due to the sensitive wildlife, habitats and livestock here. We know that the countryside is a dog walking paradise. It’s important to remember the special surroundings here are wonderful havens for rare wildlife. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife and livestock can easily become startled by a loose dog they perceive as a predator.
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife here by keeping your dog on a lead and under close, effective control.
Dogs die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.