How to get to Wilford Claypit
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Entrances are via Compton Acres, West Bridgford (SK571355, NG2 7NZ) and Landmere Lane (SK569534, NG15 9AH).
Why not explore this nearby reserve? Wilwell Farm Cutting.
A 4.3 hectare disused clay pit, Wilford Claypit has a variety of habitats including marshland, pools, calcareous grassland and areas of scrub and woodland. The reserve was originally used for the excavation of brick-making clay. The marshland area has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) showing how, with proper management, sites such as these can flourish. Dry grassland areas support interesting plant species such as bee orchid, fairy flax, yellow rattle and the diminutive fern-grass. Damper grassland and marsh areas hold large populations of southern marsh orchid, as well as yellow sedge, common fleabane, and field horsetail. Open water and its margins support other plants, including bulrush, purple loosestrife, fennel pondweed and water plantain.
For some more pictures of the reserve please visit our flickr set
Footpaths allow easy access to the various habitats.
The reserve is open at all times