Walks in the Forest of Dean
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Wigpool should, as its name implies, be a pool. It is somewhat seasonal, shrinking in summer. However when we visited it in early November 2011 it was suffering the effects of a very dry summer and the pool had shrunk to a mere shadow of its normal self.
As a 'permanent' wet area it has some interesting botany, although the area has changed much. Gloucestershire wildlife trust has an article on Wigpool, which is part of a nature reserve.
Wigpool is about 4½ miles from the cottage at Green Bottom. The last bit of the drive is through some beautiful woodland. To the east of the pool is a path into a beech wood which adjoins Lining Wood.