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Marshes Hill Common

Marshes Hill Common Local Nature Reserve is all that's left of a once extensive heathland that covered the area. It is now an island of heathland with great views over the surrounding countryside. 

Marshes Hill Common is designated a Site of Biological Importance because of its important heathland animals and plants. 


Marshes Hill Common Local Nature Reserve, off Hill Top, Brown Edge ST6 8TY


There is car parking for 15 cars just off Hill Top, Brown Edge.


  • Circular habitat trail
  • Heather, gorse and bilberry supporting  heathalnd birds such as linnet and the green hairstreak butterfly
  • Can be used as the starting point for the Brown Edge Green Vale self guided walk

Caring for the site

  • Follow the countryside code [2MB]  
  • Put your litter or dog waste in the bins provided
  • Keep your dog under control - do not let it chase or worry wildlife
  • Leave gates as you find them


This site is now managed by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust to contact them or report a problem please call 01889 880100 or email