NWT Walkeringham Nature Reserve

This former claypit and landfill site is now an interesting mosaic of habitats.

Mixed grassland habitat NWT Walkeringham Reserve

Walkeringham Nature Reserve is a 6 hectare reserve in the far north east of Nottinghamshire between Gringley-on-theHill and Misterton.

The old claypit site is now managed as a nature reserve with a variety of habitats including wetland, grassland, scrub and trees and a small pond. Plant species occurring here include southern marsh orchid, common-spotted orchid, bee orchid, pignut, sheep's sorrel and bird's foot trefoil. Rabbits are common and have helped management of the grassland by their grazing. The site supports a good diversity of birds, and there have been recordings of common lizard, grass snake, brown hare, stoat, weasel and water vole.

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There is a circular footpath on the reserve which can be accessed from the B1403 which runs between Gringley-on-the-Hill and Misterton at SK754925. There is a car park available controlled by a height barrier and a circular path surrounds the reserve.

If you would like further information about the reserve, or are interested in getting involved in the management of the site, please call the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust office on 0115 958 8242.

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