Dalby Mountain Fields (closed)
Know before you go
No access to this closed site
When to visit
Opening timesClosed to the public
Best time to visitClosed
About the reserve
There is a mosaic of habitats in an upland situation, which support a tremendous diversity of species including a variety of sedges, bog asphodel, cottongrass, devil's bit scabious, lousewort, round-leaved sundew and marsh orchids. Bogbean is found here at perhaps its highest altitude on the island.
Management: The reserve forms part of a large grazing block, which is grazed by a herd of cattle for much of the year. The cattle make regular but not prolonged forays into the reserve and their light grazing and trampling is ideal to maintain the diversity of species found on the site.