Cuckoo Bank
previously known as Bleak House Opencast Site
North of Chasewater

Click on this link to the Natural England Website and then on 'new notifications' for information about the new Chasewater and The Southern Staffordshire Coalfield Heaths SSSI

Reptiles and Amphibians of Cuckoo Bank

The top of Cuckoo Bank from Eights Wood - July 2011

Map of Cuckoo Bank by Graham Evans
 OR CLICK HERE TO OPEN THE SAME MAP as a pdf file in Acrobat Reader (you can enlarge it with this version)

The above map is copyright G Evans 2004

Natural England SSSI Map of Biddulph's Pool & No Man's Bank
No. 5 Area was lost to opencast coal for several years and has now been converted back into
Lowland Heath with scattered pools and plantations and is part of the new
Chasewater and The Southern Staffordshire Coalfield Heaths SSSI

The above Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service.
 Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland

Cuckoo Bank looking south to Chasewater in the distance - March 2004

Stonechat habitat on Cuckoo Bank - 28 March 2005  G Evans


Middle Pools - September 2004

Pool East of Eights - September 2004

Pool South of Eights (Pool 8) - September 2004



Phragmites Pool (Pool 11) - September 2004 ......

and June 2011


Dingy Skipper - June 2011

View north from Cuckoo Bank to Castle Ring and Cannock Chase
This agricultural area attracted large flocks of Skylarks, finches and buntings in the winter of 2004/5




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