North Wingfield, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

North Wingfield, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Water vole, Terry Whittaker 2020 Vision

Water vole, Terry Whittaker 2020 Vision

Yellowhammer, Richard Smith

Yellowhammer, Richard Smith

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

Location

Between Clay Cross and North Wingfield village.
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S42 5HT

OS Map Reference

SK 404 643
A static map of North Wingfield

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Space for two cars. Please do not block the metal gates to the railway line.

Walking trails

A surfaced path runs through the northern end of the reserve and a grassy path runs to the southern end.

Access

Part of this grassland and wetland reserve should be accessible to off road mobility scooters.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Summer for butterflies but great all year round

About the reserve

View the latest sightings at North Wingfield. 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.

Contact us

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01773 881188