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Wyken Slough

A marsh area to the north of the Wyken Pool

This site covers a marshy area to the north of Wyken Pool within a larger Local Nature Reserve. The reserve attracts wintering birds, such as snipe and reed bunting.


This reserve forms the northern end of the Sowe Valley Green Corridor, which links the reserve to both Stoke Floods and Stonebridge Meadow reserves. Regardless of its urban siting, Wyken Slough remains one of the largest areas of grassland in Coventry. With its combination of grassland and surprisingly good wetland habitat, the site is rich in botanical interest and represents an important ‘green lung’ within the city.


The reserve welcomes a rich and varied bird life to the pool. A sizeable flock of mute swans and other waterfowl reside here with the marsh offering welcome coverage to reed bunting, meadow pipit and even the occasional jack snipe. 

Nearby nature reserves

Stoke Floods
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Claybrookes Marsh
4 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Stonebridge Meadows
5 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

On the northern edge of Coventry
Map reference
SP 362 835
Best time to visit
Oct - Feb
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Opening Times
Open at all times
1.20 hectares
Walking information
Relatively flat, wheelchair access to part of the site
Park in the public car park on Aldernman's Green Road (B4109)
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912 from reserve pages