Local residents, part of the Cromford Canal and Codnor Park Reservoir group, raised vital funds to help Derbyshire Wildlife Trust replace signage around the reserve so more people can enjoy the reserve and understand why it is so special and important for wildlife.
It’s not always been though, the reserve was once an industrial site but now, thanks to the hard work of the Trust and a group of dedicated volunteers it is home to species under threat such as water voles and white-clawed crayfish. It’s also a great place to birdwatch! The reserve is split into three sections, Brinsley Meadows, the old Cromford Canal, and Aldercar Flash and Meadows. Each area is home to a diverse collection of important native species, including breeding lapwings, skylarks and butterflies.