Nature reserves

Nature's calling

Skylark, Amy Lewis 

Update 26th March 2021

The majority of our reserves will remain open and we encourage you to visit and enjoy wildlife during your daily exercise.  If visiting our reserves, we would advise you to continue to follow Government social distancing guidelines to help control the spread of Covid-19.

Unfortunately, the following reserves remain closed: Mapperley and Willington bird hides, Lock Lane, Golden Brook Storage Lagoon, Spring Wood and Wyver Lane bird hide. Bird hides across all our reserves remain closed until further notice. 

Our recommended reserves

From woodlands to wetlands, stunning open spaces to hidden gems, discover our best sites for nature across Derbyshire.

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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