Jacksdale Path Cutting 16-9-14 Notts WT
Common Blue Butterfly Notts WT cpt Jon Hawkins

© Jon Hawkins

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Hoverfly Notts WT cpt James Clay

© James Clay

A mixture of scrub and colonising vegetation on a disused railway line


St Mary's Walk
NG16 5LN
A static map of Jacksdale

Know before you go

5 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Parking information

There is no parking but cars can be parked at the Jacksdale Community Centre car park or on Main Road.


The reserve can be entered by crossing the playing fields from the Jacksdale Community Centre.

Access to the reserve is open at all times and the main footpath leads along the railway embankment. 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 reserve consists of scrub and colonising vegetation on the disused railway line with grassland dominating the rest of the site. A large part of the reserve is an embanked plateau, which, as a result of becoming waterlogged in winter, features many moisture-loving plants. Meadow brown, common blue, small tortoiseshell and peacock butterflies feed on the knapweed, vetches, and burnet in the grass sward.

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)