Know before you go
Parking informationPark in the public car park on Aldernman's Green Road (B4109)
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.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitOctober 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.