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North Muskham Lake

North Muskham Lake This 6 hectare nature reserve was once the site of gravel extraction. The River Trent runs along the eastern boundary and habitat re-creation work has taken place to restore this area of floodplain to attract a wide range of important wildlife including snipe, reed warbler and sand martin. As a water body close to the Trent, the main interest is water birds with most of the regular duck species being recorded. Winter is the best time to visit for these birds as numbers are swelled by winter visitors.
 

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.

 
Why not visit these nearby reserves? Besthorpe & Beacon Hill Conservation Park.
 

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

http:[email protected]/sets/72157626669350545/


 

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Opening times

The reserve is open at all times.

 

Events at North Muskham Lake

News from North Muskham Lake

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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