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Breagle Glen & Cronk Aash

An area of woodland with the town, attracting a good number of birds.

Habitats: Broadleaved woodland.

Notable species: A variety of migrant birds including yellow-browed warbler

Description: The reserve includes a stream, an area of recently planted trees and the remains of an old garden and orchard.


Good numbers of familiar birds such as blackbird, goldcrest, robin and willow warbler are regularly seen. The glen also acts as a resting and stopping off point for migrants, including notable species such as barred warblers, firecrest, pied and red-breasted flycatchers and lesser whitethroat.


A small area has been planted with berry and nectar bearing shrubs and the strip of grassland running alongside the pavement is regularly mown throughout the summer.


Management: Management on the Breagle Glen part of the site is aimed at creating an area of dense woodland. Japanese knotweed and Himalayan balsam occur within this part of the site and require eradication. Plans for Cronk Aash are still in their early stages.

Species and habitats

Grassland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Close e Quayle
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Curragh Feeagh
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Close Umpson
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Reserve information

Please note:
This reserve is closed to the public
Map reference
SC 24348 84162
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0.30 hectares

No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Tricia Sayle, Reserves Officer
Tel: 01624 844432