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Golden Brook Storage Lagoon

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.

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Lock Lane Ash Tip
1 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Risley Glebe
2 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Barton Pool
2 miles - Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Long Eaton
Map reference
SK 470 332
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8.00 hectares
Permit required

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.
Walking information
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.
Limited parking on Harrimans Drive.
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01773 881188