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Skylarks Nature Reserve

Skylarks Nature Reserve

Thanks to the support of our members, partners and the general public, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has been able to extend its much loved Skylarks Nature Reserve and to carry out an extensive programme of work to make the site better for both wildlife and people. Thanks to the funding raised through our Skylarks Appeal, in addtion to carrying out habitat and access improvements we will also be working with Nottinghamshire County Council's community archaeology team to deliver a programme of events and actvities for schools, young people and local families.

To find out more about the site and the work our supporters have helped fund, why not come along to one of our events? For further details click on the News & Events tab below.

Watch a video showcasing the amazing new land we have acquired thanks to our supporters.

Whilst we have now purchased the land we still need the support of Members and donors to enable us to care for sites such as Skylarks Nature Reserve. You can help us do more for local wildlife by joining or donating today using one of the buttons on the right.


200 reasons to visit Skylarks

One of the reasons we were determined to extend and improve Skylarks Nature Reserve is that nearly 200 species of bird have been recorded here, including some rare migrants! But when it was put up for public auction last year, we were really concerned that the site could be damaged or destroyed.

The land (known locally as Blott's Pit) has long been known as a haven for wildlife - with lakes and wetland grassland home to an array of wetland birds; but with your help we can now make it even better for wildlife and make it easier for people to see and enjoy wildlife here.

Please help by donating towards our conservation work or becoming a Member today

Whilst we have now purchased the land to extend the site, we still need public support to help ensure we can care for it long into the future. You can help us do more the wildlife of Skylarks Nature Reserve by donating today.

1. Donate Online - please click the button to make a secure donation through our Just Giving webpage
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2. Donate by Text - to donate £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 using your mobile phone, please text SKYL13 then leave a space and enter the amount you wish to donate, ie:  SKYL13 £5 and send to 70070.  Your text will simply cost the price of a regular text from your phone, plus of course the value of your donation.  All of the money you donate will come to our Appeal in full, with no additional charges.

3. Become a Member of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust  and help us create a lasting legacy by caring for some of the most important and treasured wildlfie areas in Nottinghamshire

Thank you

Skylarks Nature Reserve Map

The dot on the map represents Skylarks Nature Reserve, at Holme Pierrepont in Rushcliffe.

Latest Skylarks Nature Reserve News

Open Day set to celebrate Skylarks funding success

Friday 13th March 2015

Join Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on Saturday 11th April for a day of celebration at the recently extended Skylarks Nature Reserve at Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham.Skylarks Open Day

There will be a range of activities throughout the day, plus guided walks at 10.00am and 2.00pm
For further details contact Ruth Testa on 0115 958 8242 or email (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Development of new wetland nature reserve recieves £607,000 boost

Thursday 31st July 2014

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust have been successful in securing over £1 million of funding towards the ‘Not a Blott on the Landscape’ project – our most successful fundraising campaign for a conservation project in our 50 year history.,,,,

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Skylarks Nature Reserve photos from Flickr

Related Video

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Skylark Appeal

Can you help us with a once in a lifetime opportunity? We need to raise funds to extent Skylarks Nature Reserve, at Holme Pierrepont and we’re asking you to donate to help us buy the land.  The site is a valuable home for a number of wildlife species including nearly 200 species of birds which have been recorded here, including some rare migrants!. If you can help then please visit…

Watch the full clip on YouTube


Factsheets & Downloads



Click to view a map of Skylarks Reserve and the adjacent Blott's Pit

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Skylarks Nature Reserve Factsheet

Skylarks Nature Reserve Factsheet

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Click to read about Conservation Volunteer Days on Skylarks Nature Reserve

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