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Wetley Moor Common

Wetley Moor is a 118 hectare open public access area of common land and lowland heath land in Werrington.

Seventy hectares of the site is a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of the lowland heath land. There is long history of mining and quarrying dating from 1698 up to more recent bell pits dug during the 1920's.

Wetley Common Moor is jointly owned and managed by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and us.

Location

Wetley Moor, Armshead Road, Werrington ST9 0EL

Footpaths from Kaydor Close and Washerwall Lane in Werrington, Brookhouse Lane in Bucknall and Eaves Lane, Light Oaks all lead to the moor.

Parking

There is a small car park for 8 cars off Armshead Road, Werrington.
Grid reference SJ 938 481

Features

  • Lowland heath land of gorse, heather and bilberry
  • Breeding birds such as linnet, whitethroat and rare grasshopper warblers
  • Three marked walks - paths can be very muddy so wear appropriate footwear
  • Small picnic area off Armshead Road
  • Site leaflet available from Werrington Library

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
  • Stay on the paths to reduce erosion and disturbance
  • Using motorbikes and all terrain vehicles is illegal and damages the heath land
  • Do not start fires
  • If you see any significant ground movement telephone the coal authority on 01625 646333

Management

We work to control scrub and gorse by cutting and removing ground vegetation and use conservation grazing to maintain the heath land. Turf stripping and heather seeding are carried out to restore the heath land.

Dry stone walling course - 28 to 29 July 2018

This year's dry stone waling course will take place at Wetley Moor Common over the weekend of Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2018. This is a great opportunity to learn the traditional craft from an experienced professional waller.

The course is aimed at people who have no prior experience with dry stone walling. From those wanting to learn a traditional craft and understand how walls are built, to those wanting to repair walls on their land this course will teach you all you need to know. 

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment - email countryside to book a place. The cost is £50 for the two day course. For more information please see the course leaflet [355KB] .
 

Visit  Staffordshire County Council to report a problem with a footpath.

Getting more involved

Contact us to find out how you can get involved with the Friends of Wetley Moor Association or for information on how you can take part in our volunteer conservation opportunities at Wetley Moor to learn new skills and help conserve your local environment.