Besthorpe Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Parking informationFrom the A1133, turn into Besthorpe village (south side) and then follow Trent Lane. The car park is signposted off Trent Lane.
Paths, boardwalks and viewing hides are available for walkers and birdwatchers.
Access to the reserve is open at all times.
A track leading around the reserve is wheelchair and pushchair friendly with new radar kissing gates and a disabled friendly raised viewing screen overlooking Mons pool. Contact the Trust for more information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
This site comprises two areas, north and south of Trent Lane. The northern end comprises three distinct habitat types; open water with islands, reedbeds and shingle. South of Trent Lane are two traditional Trent Valley wildflower meadows. The hides are available for watching the birds that frequent the pool in the southern area.