North Muskham Lake
How to get to North Muskham Lake
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Access is from Manor House Drive, off Main Street North Muskham. (SK797592). If you are using satnav, enter NG23 6FE and follow the preceding instructions.
This 6 hectare nature reserve was once the site of gravel extraction. The River Trent runs along the eastern boundary and large-scale habitat improvements have given the reserve a new lease of life.
The lake here was created from the former workings of gravel extraction and its steep banks and deep water meant it was of little value to wildlife. Now a range of important habitats once common in this part of the Trent valley have been restored.
As they establish, the rare wet grassland, reedbeds and shallows and the establishment of screening should attract a number of important wading bird species and improve breeding conditions for scarcer species, particularly reed bunting and sedge warbler.
For some more pictures of the reserve please visit our flickr set
The reserve is open at all times.