Stoke Floods Nature Reserve

Parks & Walks


  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults






Stoke Floods is a picturesque nature reserve with an array of wetland plants and bird life.

This nature reserve’s best feature is the large pool, which attracts over 90 species of birds, many of which breed here including grebes, warblers and water rail. The lake is vital for overwintering birds and is a regular haunt for tufted duck, shoveler and snipe.

At the pool’s gently sloping edges willow, reed, bulrush and reed canary-grass grow, providing excellent cover for wildlife. The northern woodland is dominated by sycamore and horse chestnut and is valuable for songbirds such as tits and finches.


The reserve is generally flat and accessible for most. In winter parts of the reserve can flood.


Dogs are permitted but under effective control

Walking Trails

There is access to the Sowe Valley Footpath from nearby Stoke Floods. Just walk through the woodland to join the path.


Please note, fishing is not allowed on this site.

Parking at Stoke Floods

Limited parking. Please park sensibly on housing estate and avoid blocking driveways or footpaths.

Open hours

MondayOpen 24 Hours
TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
FridayOpen 24 Hours
SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
SundayOpen 24 Hours