Golden Brook Storage Lagoon, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Golden Brook Storage Lagoon, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

A flood lagoon with an impressive diversity of habitats and lots of wildlife including wetland birds, butterflies and wild flowers.

Work will be starting here on 24th September and it should last for 5 weeks. However, this may change depending on site conditions.

For safety reasons, we will have to close the reserve for the duration of the work, although we are planning to arrange dates to see the work in progress safely. We will keep you updated.



Location

Breaston
Long Eaton
Derbyshire
Long Eaton
Derbyshire
DE72 3AQ

OS Map Reference

SK 4687 3334
A static map of Golden Brook Storage Lagoon

Know before you go

Size
8 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Limited parking on Harrimans Drive.

Walking trails

From Harrimans Drive a track and then a path lead onto the reserve. Please note that access, by permit, is to the northern end of the reserve only.

Access

Permit required for access, please contact the Trust. There is a stile at the entrance making it unsuitable for wheelchair users. Paths are uneven and often muddy.

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Summer for wild flowers and butterflies, winter for wildfowl

About the reserve

A flood lagoon with an impressive diversity of habitats, Golden Brook Storage Lagoon was created to protect nearby Long Eaton from flooding by receiving flood water from the Golden Brook.

When the danger is over, water is gradually released from the lagoon, leaving it as a shallow water area. This relatively small reserve contains a diversity of wetland and other plants, from reed mace to grasses and mosses.

Many birds find protection here, including snipe, water rail and reed bunting, while the banks provide migrating waders such as dunlin, redshank and green plover with a resting place during their migration.

During winter, teal, gadwall and shoveler visit. On warm sunny days in summer and early autumn, butterflies and other insects enjoy the grasses and flowers.

Contact us

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01773 881188

Work will be starting on 24th September and it should last for 5 weeks. However, this may change depending on site conditions. For more information click here

For safety reasons, we will have to close the reserve for the duration of the work, although we are planning to arrange dates to see the work in progress safely.

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Golden Brook Storage Lagoon map

Golden Brook Storage Lagoon map