Daneshill Lakes

An area of disused and flooded gravel pits


Daneshill Road
Between Torwouth and Lound
DN22 8RB
A static map of Daneshill Lakes

Know before you go

16 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Parking information

There is a car park on the south side of the road

Walking trails

A network of footpaths allows access to all parts of the reserve


The reserve is on the north and south side of the minor road from Torworth to Lound, off the A638 north of Retford. Car parking is limited. Footpaths around the reserve can be easily accessed. Contact the Trust for more information.


Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

This site has a range of habitats, including open water, damp willow woodland, drier woodland and grassland. There is a wide variety of flowering plants. Good numbers of willow warbler, whitethroat, and blackcap are present in the summer and in winter siskin, water rail and goldcrest may be seen.

Contact us

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0115 958 8242
Contact email: info@nottswt.co.uk

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Local Wildlife Site (LWS)