There are a number of nature reserves in Derbyshire and the Peak District, which are all vital for protecting rare or uncommon species that live within them.
The area’s nature reserves come in a wide range of locations, such as woodlands, lakes, ponds, former pits or disused railway lines!
See below for the list of these protected areas:
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Opened in August 2007, the Avenue Washlands has areas of reedbed, marsh, ponds and grassland, supporting a wide range of wildlife. The Trust offers stream dipping, sensory earthwalks and eco-orienteering as well as many other activities.
The site 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.
This Local Nature Reserve was designated because of the rare invertebrates that are found here. Brearley Wetlands is a good place to spot butterflies and migrating birds. Habitats included wet grassland, hedgerows and scrub.
Brough Park Fields Local Nature Reserve is a site of open meadow and woodland adjacent to the centre of Leek affording spectacular views north towards the Roaches and Hen Cloud. A superb spot for the artist, photographer or ecologist.
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Dimminsdale is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) owned by Severn Trent Water. February is the time to see the annual spectacular display of Snowdrops in bloom at this Nature Reserve, by Staunton Harold Reservoir.
A beautiful sight in The National Forest with areas of woodland, grassland, heath and wetland, for you to explore along waymarked footpaths.
Norbriggs Flash was once farmland with grazing pastures and growing crops but, today it offers grassland, hedgerow, wetland, woodland and scrub as well as arable farmland.
Named after the famous North American explorer and chief surveyor for the Hudson Bay Company, Peter Fidler, who wwas born in Bolsover in 1769, the Reserve includes picnic area, new pathways and viewpoints overlooking the Doe Lea Valley.
Red River Local Nature Reserve is a good example of an old industrial site that has become an important local haven for wildlife. It consists of what remains of ponds that were adjacent to the 'owd' Loscoe colliery.