A Derbyshire Wildlife Trust site. This former sand and gravel quarry provides a haven for wildlife in the Trent Valley. The reserve is particularly important for its wetland habitats, from open water to reed bed and shingle and grass islands, attracting both rare and common bird species, otters, and numerous invertebrates, including dragonflies and damselflies
Opening times, entry costs, facilities and directions
Things to see
The reserve’s viewing platforms provide excellent views of the wetland’s dragonflies.
Image by Ian Preston
Contact UsDerbyshire Wildlife Trust,
Main Street, Middleton,
T: 01773 881188