The 92 acre site was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1988. It includes a 17 acre millpond, marshes, grassland, reed beds, hedges and woodlands. The site provides a haven for a variety of wildlife with over 400 species of plants, and over 100 species of bird, including a thriving Heronry, wildfowl, and all three species of Woodpecker. The beautiful Kingfisher makes the most of the waters and are regularly seen from all four bird hides. The Reserve is also rich in dragonfly – over 21 species can be seen zipping around the different wetland habitats.
The mill pond is fed by two streams, Boldings Brook and Chennels Brook, and there are three small ponds. Two board walks give access to wetlands and woodland and four hides.
There is a wide range of wildlife to be seen, from minute pond organisms to herons, deer and foxes.
There is a feeding station which attracts a wide variety of birds, mammals and insects.