Gun Moor

Credit: David Brain

A lovely site for walking. A circular path takes you through a mix of habitats from open heath to woodland and provides excellent views towards Tittesworth Reservoir and The Roaches.

Location

Gun Moor
The Peak District
Staffordshire

Nearest postcode: ST13 8PR
Leek
Staffordshire
A static map of Gun Moor

Know before you go

Size
78 hectares

Parking information

The nearest town is Meerbrook. If you take the road out of town past the Village Hall on your right and follow it uphill you will see the site on your right and eventually come to a layby with some space for parking (Postcode ST13 8PR).

Grazing animals

Yes

Walking trails

The circular walk should take between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. The terrain is fairly hilly.

Access

The nearest town is Meerbrook. If you take the road out of town past the Village Hall on your right and follow it uphill you will see the site on your right and eventually come to a layby with some space for parking (Postcode ST13 8PT).

From Leek, take the Abbey Green Road north past The Abbey Inn and then straight over at the crossroads along the Meerbrook Road towards Tittesworth Reservoir. When you finally reach the T-junction at Meerbrook, turn left towards Gun Moor.

Pedestrian kissing gate onsite 

Please remember to wear suitable footwear and clothing when visiting the reserve and watch out for water. 

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

Flowering cotton-grass and bog asphodel can be seen in the wet heath areas in June and July. Spring and summer best for bird and plant spotting.

About the reserve

Stunning for walking, the habitat Gun Moor contains is what makes the Peak District Moors of international significance, so it is really important that the Trust was able to purchase and protect it.

The Trust is raising funds to purchase the reserve, which provides excellent views towards Tittesworth Reservoir and The Roaches. Find out more here.

The terrain is fairly hilly but there is a good circular path route around the site. Special species such as lesser redpoll, a scarce breeding bird species with a bright buzzing call and cuckoo can be spotted on the site. An evening visitor may be lucky enough to see a roding woodcock over the wooded areas. Flowering cotton-grass and bog asphodel can be seen in the wet heath areas in June and July.

Contact us

Contact number: 01889 880100

Help us secure Gun Moor

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is raising funds to secure the future of Gun Moor for the wildlife and people of Staffordshire. Please help us to raise £150,000 to buy the freehold and protect this well loved local landmark forever

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Credit: Margaret Holland