Gatley Carrs


Gatley Carr is a designated nature reserve that is a key part of the local community.

Gatley Carrs has a mixed history of land use varying from willow plantations, to provide people with weaving material in the 1700s, to being purchased by the Council and used as a refuse tip in more recent years.

The carr woodland (wet woodland) presently found on the site has developed since then on the former tip and wet meadow areas. The site now has a variety of different habitats including woodland, streams, grasslands and a pond, which has pond dipping facilities.

The woodland area has been designated as a Site of Biological Importance. The stream, Gatley Brook, runs alongside the woodland on the western side of the site.

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