Know before you go
Parking informationThe 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).
The circular walk should take between 1.5 and 2.5 hours. The terrain is fairly hilly.
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.
When to visit
Opening timesAll year round
Best time to visitFlowering 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.