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Moorbridge Pond

Moorbridge Pond This 2.5 hectare site, together with the adjacent site Springfield Corner which sits on the other side of the railway and tram line, is the location of the original ‘Bull Well’ which gave the suburb of Bulwell its name, and its mix of open water, reed bed and woodland make it one of the most important wetland sites in the city of Nottingham.
 

How to get to Moorbridge Pond

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The site is adjacent to Moorbridge and the entrance to the site is from Bestwood Road, off Hucknall Road, Nottingham. If travelling by tram, alight at the Moorbridge tram stop and walk through Springfield Corner nature reserve and then walk over the bridge onto Bestwood Road. Access is via a gate (SK547465). If using SatNav enter NG6 8QS and follow the preceding instructions.

Why not explore these nearby reserves? Sellers Wood & Quarry Holes Plantation.

 

Situated at the junction of Hucknall Road and Bestwood Road and nestled between these busy roads and the Robin Hood line, it is hard to imagine that this small site could be of real value for wildlife.


In years gone by, before the natural spring was capped and diverted for industrial use, local children and families used to paddle and bathe in what was then known as Bulwell Bogs – a name now synonymous with the section of the River Leen which flows through Bulwell Town Centre.


Today, despite its location, the site is surprisingly tranquil and a real haven for wildlife and, along with many sites across the city, has benefited from investment through the Trust’s Wildlife in the City project delivered in partnership with Nottingham City Council.

The marsh and reedbed areas provide a breeding habitat for reed bunting and reed warbler whilst other birds which can be seen and heard include whitethroat, linnet and song thrush. The pond is home to both frogs and toads.

For some more pictures of the reserve please visit our flickr set
http:[email protected]/sets/72157629299331807/
 

Membership helps us maintain the site for the benefit of both people and wildlife.
Donations are also vital to help support our reserves, so please consider making a one off donation by texting NWTR01 £10 to 70070. [Feel free to vary the cash figure after the £sign.]

Facilities

A path has been laid which links with the boardwalk that crosses parts of the marsh.

Opening times

The site is open at all times.

 

Events at Moorbridge Pond

News from Moorbridge Pond

Wildlife Trust Wetland Wildlife Weekend

Thursday 19th November 2015

This weekend, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2015 is the Wildlife Trusts Wetland Wildlife Weekend.

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