Know before you go
Parking informationLimited roadside parking
Public footpath through the northern section and limited access into the southern section
Access to both cuttings is by the steps from the roadside, not suitable for wheelchair users
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
The reserve section of this old railway track consists of a cutting and an embankment. Blackthorn and hawthorn scrub provide nest sites for blackcap, whitethroat and lesser whitethroat. In winter seed supplies attract flocks of finches and there is a large thrush roost. The commoner butterflies are also abundant. Control of scrub and maintenance of open grassy areas are the main management aims.
Nearest postcode NG34 0EU. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.