Willington Wetlands

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

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Things to see

The reserve’s viewing platforms provide excellent views of the wetland’s dragonflies.


Image by Ian Preston

Contact Information

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust,
Sandy Hill,
Main Street, Middleton,

T: 01773 881188

Willington Wetlands