Primarily a wetland site, this reserve is home to many species of water birds and insects.


Aldercar Lane
A static map of Aldercar Flash

Know before you go

9 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Grazing animals

Yes - Cattle


Contact the Trust for access information.  This is a sensitive site and is best left undisturbed.  The public footpath on the eastern edge of the reserve provides the best viewing points.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

This wetland reserve consists of newly created reed beds and ponds on the River Erewash, It's part of a larger area managed area, much of which is over the river and managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust as their Erewash Meadows Nature Reserve

Aldercar is an important site for breeding and wintering wildfowl and wading birds.  To avoid disturbance please view from the public footpath

Contact us

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0115 958 8242
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)