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Lock Lane Ash Tip

Once used as a tip for ash from the railways, Lock Lane now provides a valuable habitat for a variety of wildlife.

Once used as a tip for ash from the railways, Lock Lane now provides a valuable habitat for a variety of wildlife. While the ash is a harsh medium that many plants can not tolerate, several species flourish here, among them thyme-leaved sandwort and small toadflax. More than 200 species of moth have been recorded here, as well as 16 species of butterfly, including the small heath and gatekeeper. In addition to the areas of ash, the waste deposited here has created areas of limestone. As a result there are several plant species more commonly seen in the limestone dales further north, such as viper's bugloss.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland
Species
Common Lizard, Small Heath, Gatekeeper

Nearby nature reserves

Golden Brook Storage Lagoon
1 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Barton Pool
1 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Attenborough Nature Reserve
2 miles - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Between Sawley and Trentlock.
Long Eaton
Derbyshire
Map reference
SK 485 318
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
3.80 hectares
Access
Permit required

Permit required, please contact the Trust.
Parking
Park on Lock Lane, near the level crossing
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01773 881188
enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk