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"Doxey Marshes Site of Special Scientific Interest is well known, located as it is, at the heart of the busy town of Stafford. The lowland wet grassland habitat that Doxey Marshes represents has reduced by 75% since the end of the Second World War, due to agricultural intensification leading to draining of land. The habitat is one of the most threatened nationally, along with related wildlife such as snipe, lapwing, little ringed plover, otter and water shrew. " 

The Marshes are to the North-East of the main railway line and are accessed from the 'Doxey Link'  cycle/foot path that follows the old Uttoxeter Line from Doxey Road  to Eccleshall Road. The linked documents below give details of the marshes and of the efforts being made to preserve and publicise them.

25 Years Old

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust held a summer birthday party on Saturday, 26th July 2008 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Doxey Marshes Nature Reserve.  The event, held on a gloriously warm and sunny afternoon, featured a range of activities including guided walks, bird watching, pond dipping, creepy crawly identification, willow crafts and wildlife photograph

Fishing Party Photo Marshes
Double-Click on above for LARGE photos       (thanks to Peter Dedicoat for the above)

For more information on Doxey Marshes and other Wildlife Trust activities please contact Staffordshire Wildlife on 01889 880100

DoorStep Walk (includes map)        Tillington Based but a good map and description

Doxey Marshes Map    .pdf map of the marshes

Doxey Marshes Leaflet .pdf

Doxey Marshes Bird Report 2009  .pdf

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - Doxey Marshes

Amended : 26-07-11 TOP