Wyken Slough

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Wyken Slough

A bird-rich marsh area to the north of the Wyken Pool


On the northern edge of Coventry

OS Map Reference

SP 362 835
A static map of Wyken Slough

Know before you go

1 hectare

Parking information

Park in the public car park on Aldernman's Green Road (B4109)

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Relatively flat, wheelchair access to part of the site


There are various routes around the reserve, some are more accessible than others. Please contact the Trust for access information.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

October to February

About the reserve

This well-visited reserve 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. Wyken Slough 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.

Contact us

Karl Curtis
Contact number: 024 7630 2912
Contact email: enquiries@wkwt.org.uk

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map