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Nature Reserve, free entry

Badgers Hollow

Badgers Hollow

Badgers Hollow

Contact

Grounds and Facilities

01283 595782

Address

Coton Park Nature Reserve,
Linton,
Swadlincote,
Derbyshire,
DE12 6RD

Details

The site on which the nature area now sits is an area of reclaimed and landscaped land formerly used as a coal stacking yard. When operations ceased, the area was subject to restoration works sometime during the late 1990's.

As a result of these works the site was restored to a mosaic of habitats, with wetland habitat providing a particular area of interest. Several species of locally rare or uncommon birds and plants have been recorded here and in 2005 the nature conservation interest of the site was formally recognised by its designation as a Local Wildlife Site.

It covers just over 10 hectares, and comprises areas of recently planted broadleaved woodland, restored agricultural pasture land, new hedges, areas of open water, ditches, reedbed, swamp, scrub and mature trees.

For the local community the site provides an opportunity for practical involvement in an environmental project, new recreational access and an educational resource. The 'Friends of Coton Park' are working with South Derbyshire District Council, Groundwork Derby & Derbyshire and the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to deliver a programme of guided walks, practical action days and educational visits.

Picnic site

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NW 355245  Lat: 54.46841 Long: -7.96743

From Swadlincote. At the A514 / A444Burton Road roundabout, take the 2nd exit (continue straight over) the roundabout signposted Rosliston Forestry Centre. Continue through Caldwell, then turn left onto Coton Park.

Facilities

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