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North Wingfield

This mix of grassland and wetland provides refuges for many species, including water voles

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Alongside a busy railway line, North Wingfield is a narrow strip of grassland, with the River Rother running through its southern half. In an area where there are few other wildlife habitats, the reserve is a useful refuge for a variety of plants and animals, including the water vole, which has now become scarce in many areas. A small area of oak woodland has been extended - this wood and the surrounding grassland contain many different plants, including lady's smock, perforate St. John's wort and prickly lettuce. In summer you are likely to see several common butterfly species, among them orange tip and peacock, while birds to look for include kingfisher, bullfinch and yellowhammer.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Wetland
Species
Water Vole, Lady's Smock, Yellowhammer

Nearby nature reserves

The Avenue Washlands
2 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Duckmanton Railway Cutting
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Carr Vale Flash
5 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Between Clay Cross and North Wingfield village.
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
Map reference
SK 404 643
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
4.30 hectares
Access
A surfaced path runs through the northern end of the reserve and a grassy path runs to the southern end.
Parking
Space for two cars. Please DO NOT block the metal gates to the railway line.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01773 881188
enquiries@derbyshirewt.co.uk