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