Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Parking informationThere is no parking but cars can be parked at the Chilwell Olympia car park which is very close
Access to the reserve is open at all times but visitors are advised to keep to the marked tracks.
The reserve is to the left of the entrance road to Chilwell Comprehensive School/Chilwell Olympia. Access is from Queens Road West, Chilwell (the A6005 to Long Eaton). Contact the Trust for more information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July. Seasonal highlights include wildflowers in Spring and Summer
About the reserve
This reserve is a fragment of the wet meadows that were once common in the Trent Valley. It owes its importance as a herb-rich meadow to the high water table and poor drainage and to fertilisers and herbicides not being used on the site. Wide ranges of plants include marsh arrow grass, ragged robin and pignut.