Close Umpson

Wildflowers of Man

Close Umpson (closed)

This closed reserve features species rich grassland passing into peat bog with a variety of plant species including orchids

Location

Old Windmill Road
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A static map of Close Umpson (closed)

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Access

No access to this closed site

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Closed to the public

Best time to visit

Closed

About the reserve

Acquired to prevent it being drained, rotovated and reseeded this small site was known by local naturalists at the time as the Adder's Tongue Field. Ranging from species-rich grassland to a type of bog, there is a varied flora which includes orchids, pignut, knapweed, tormentil, bog myrtle, bog asphodel and bogbean.

Management: The areas of open grassland are managed by an annual cut with scrub clearance undertaken when required to maintain the bog habitat.

Contact us

Tricia Sayle, Reserves Officer
Contact number: 01624 844432
Contact email: tricia@manxwt.org.uk