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Wolseley Centre
Location near Rugeley, Staffordshire
Area 26 acres (11 ha)
Operated by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
Website https://www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/explore/our-visitor-centres/wolseley-centre

The Wolseley Centre is a visitor centre and nature reserve of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, in Staffordshire, England, about 2 miles (3 km) north-west of Rugeley, and about 7 miles (11 km) south-east of the county town of Stafford.

The Trust has two visitor centres; the other is at Westport Lake in Stoke-on-Trent.

History

Wolseley Hall

The site was formerly the gardens of Wolseley Hall, which was built in the late 17th century. The hall was demolished in 1966; in the 1990s there was some restoration of the gardens, by Sir Charles Wolseley. The site was later converted into a nature reserve, and it has been the headquarters of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust since 2003.

Grounds

There are 26 acres (11 ha) of grounds, including woodlands, lakes, pools and marshland, in which there are wildlife habitats. A boardwalk enables views of pools and marshland. There are a wildlife garden and display gardens, and a sensory garden. The paths and boardwalk are suitable for wheelchair users.

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