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.

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A very dry Wig pool, looking north.
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The north end of Wigpool
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Wigpool from the north
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Woods east of Wigpool
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Old mine workings with a Yew tree
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The old yew tree
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An old mine entrance
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A still-open entrance to an old mine
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Old spoil heaps in the wood

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