Nature Reserves

Local Nature Reserves were among some of the first local authority sites in the county.

We now have eleven sites with Local Nature Reserve status: 

  • Forbes Hole, off Fields Farm Road, Long Eaton.

  • Pioneer Meadows, off Wirksworth Road, Kirk Hallam.

  • Stoney Clouds, off Church Street, Sandiacre.

  • Fox Covert, West Park, Long Eaton.

  • Trowell Marsh, Hallam Fields, Ilkeston.

  • Stanton Gate, off Moorbridge Lane, Stanton by Dale.

  • Manor Farm, Nottingham Road, Long Eaton.

  • Manor Floods, Ilkeston.

  • Straw's Bridge, West Hallam. For more information visit Friends of Straw's Bridge website.

  • Trent Meadows, Meadow Lane, Long Eaton.  
  • Orchid Wood, Breaston. 

Each site contains and conserves particular features unique to the area.

 In addition there are three Local Nature Reserves sites not in Erewash Borough Council's ownership located at:

We also have a host of other countryside sites offering tranquil havens away from everyday life:

  • Bennerley Woodland, off Bridge Street, Cotmanhay

  • Orchid Wood, Sawley Road, Church Wilne

Contact us:

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Pride-line : 0115 850 8383 (24 hours confidential hotline).

For out-of-hours emergencies please call 0115 907 2244.