Friends of Mottey Meadows

Chartley Moss

This National Nature Reserve is closed to the public.

This site is extremely unsafe without an experienced guide and the habitat is very fragile. Access is restricted to a few specially arranged events during the year.

Chartley Moss NNR is the largest example of a floating peat bog, or schwingmoor, in Britain. The sphagnum lawn supports important botanical communities adapted to grow in this hostile environment which in turn support a rich invertebrate fauna.

Chartley Moss is well known as the most southerly site White faced Dragonfly are found in the UK. Check out the BBC Earth article including a short video presented by Chris Packham for more information.

A dragonflys guide to Britain- the story of White Faced Darter at Chartley Moss

For more information about this site, please contact Natural England’s Staffordshire office or contact site staff on tel: 01952 812111.

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