The site formerly known as "The Flooded Fields" are a birdwatching hotspot on the edge of Whixall Moss.


Morris's Bridge
SY13 2RT

OS Map Reference

SJ 49331 35405
A static map of Charles Sinker Fields

Know before you go

12 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Park in the car park on the other side of Morris's Bridge

Grazing animals



There are two gaps in the hedgerow to view the fields from the lane to Morris's Bridge. 

Accessibility: Green

All individuals can enjoy watching the birds visiting Charles Sinkers Fields from the Lane. From the car park (which has designated disabled parking) to the fields, there is a canal bridge to cross with steep incline either side, but alternative parking is sometimes available in the layby's by the fields - but please park responsibly.


On a lead
Please keep dogs on a lead, due to cars using the lane and to avoid them accidently going on to the fields and disturbing the birds.

When to visit

Opening times

The fields are viewable from the lane to Morris's Bridge

Best time to visit

Any time

About the reserve

Charles Sinker

Charles Sinker was a founder member of Shropshire Wildlife Trust in 1962.  Professionally, he was the first warden of Preston Montford Field Centre and the Field Studies Council first national director.

In 1962 he published a paper highlighting the extraordinary ecology of the Meres & Mosses, which has formed the backbone of efforts to conserve them ever since.

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