Nature reserves

Nature's calling

Skylark, Amy Lewis 

Coronavirus update: 4th November 2020

The majority of our reserves will remain open and we have also recently re-opened some of the permit only sites too. We hope you will take the opportunity to visit our reserves and enjoy nature and wildlife during these challenging times. If visiting our reserves, we would advise you to continue to follow Government social distancing guidelines to help control the spread of Covid-19 and please follow any additional guidance you will find on gates or in bird hides on responsible use, use of face coverings and hand gel and sharing spaces with others.

The following reserves are still closed: Spring Wood and Wyver Lane bird hide. These reserves are closed because we need to keep them locked as part of our agreement with the landowner.  Due to Covid-19, we did a risk assessment with all landowners and agreed to keep the above sites closed to the public for safety reasons.

All other permit only sites are now open to permit holders including Mapperley and Willington bird hides, Lock Lane, Golden Brook Storage Lagoon and Drakelow.

Accessible nature reserves

Accessibility is really important to us. Here are the reserves we recommend for visitors with limited mobility or pushchairs. 

Accessible nature reserves

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Blue tit, Sharon Dale via Flickr

Check out all our nature reserves

From Ladybower Woods in the North right down to Witches Oak Water in the South, there's a lot to choose from! Enjoy!

All our nature reserves

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Carr Vale nature reserve, Guy Badham 

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