Broad Ees Dole Local Nature Reserve :: Shared Description

Broad Ees Dole, located in the northeast of Sale Water Park, was the first site in Trafford to be recognised by English Nature as a Local Nature Reserve. It was officially opened in 1987, having been developed into a wetland area that could be managed to improve the wildlife value of the park, in particular for wild birds as the main lake is too deep to provide food for many bird species.

The amount of water entering and leaving the Dole is managed, maintaining its mud flats to make sure they are available for birds like snipe and little ringed plovers throughout the year. Migratory birds also use the Dole as a resting and feeding place on their route north for the summer.

There are no footpaths through the Dole, but the wildlife can be viewed from the paths around its perimeter.
LinkExternal link - Mersey Valley Countryside Warden Service
LinkExternal link - Wikipedia

"Ees" is an archaic English term for a piece of land liable to flood, or water meadow. It is still used locally in Greater Manchester to indicate former water meadows and flood basins adjoining the River Mersey: Chorlton Ees, Sale Ees and Stretford Ees and Broad Dole Ees LinkExternal link
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SJ7993 : Broad Ees Dole by David Dixon
SJ7993 : Footpath Entering Broad Ees Dole Nature Reserve by David Dixon


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Created: Thu, 14 Apr 2011, Updated: Fri, 15 Apr 2011

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