Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Parking informationNo 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.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.