Greetwell Hollow

Walking past bee orchid

Tom Marshall

Field scabious

Gemma de Gouveia


Adam Jones

Greetwell Hollow

Greetwell Hollow is an interesting wildlife haven and geological site.


Carlton Boulevard
Off Outer Circle Road
Nearest postcode LN2 4HY

OS Map Reference

SK 996 725
A static map of Greetwell Hollow

Know before you go

13 hectares

Parking information

Parking available in surrounding streets with consideration


The paths have some steep slopes and can be muddy, access is by a hand gate


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

Greetwell Hollow is an interesting wildlife haven and geological site. The limestone grassland in the valley offers a wide range of wildflowers including bee orchid and the scrub offers great homes for wintering and nesting birds. The stream that flows through the centre of the reserve supports wetland plants and attracts wintering snipe, moorhen and heron.

In the rough limestone grassland with hawthorn scrub, traveller’s joy is a scarce plant in the area, and dwarf thistle and field scabious can be found. Bullfinch is a characteristic bird.

Nearest postcode LN2 4HY. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

Location information

Greetwell Hollow location PDF



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Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)