Peter Gill
Fairham Brook cpt Jack Perks

Fairham Brook © Jack Perks

Peter Gill
Eel Notts wt cpt Jack Perks

© Jack Perks

A relict lowland fen bog with a varied bird community


Clifton lane
NG11 6AA
A static map of Fairham Brook

Know before you go

11 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Parking information

No designated parking


The main point of access to the reserve is on Green lane, Clifton. The reserve stretches south from here and follows the west bank of Fairham Brook for half a mile. Access to the reserve is open at all times. This reserve is owned and managed by Nottingham City Council.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

This site covers grassland, scrub, the left bank of the northward-flowing Fairham Brook and is relict lowland fen bog. The reserve holds a good variety of invertebrates, including butterflies, moths and dragonflies, including at least one county rare moth, the cream-bordered green pea. The variety of birds seen on the reserve is quite varied with many species of farmland bird mixing with the more urban and wetland species.

Contact us

Nottingham City Council General Parks Service
Contact number: 0115 915 2733

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)