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Arle Grove
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Type Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust nature reserve
Location Dowdeswell near Whittington
Area 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Created 2009
Operated by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Status Open all year

Arle Grove is a 5-hectare (12-acre) nature reserve in Gloucestershire. The site is listed in the 'Cotswold District' Local Plan 2001-2011 as a Key Wildlife Site (KWS).

The site is owned and managed by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. It was donated to the Trust as a nature reserve in 2009.

Location and habitat

The reserve is an example of ancient woodland which supports a wide range of species. It is about 500 m to the north of Dowdeswell and is near Whittington. It is near a former reserve which was held under lease being Dowdeswell Reservoir and Wood. It is near the Cotswold Way national trail.


Arle Grove is being surveyed to establish the full range of flora and fauna.

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