Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Parking informationThere is no parking but cars can be parked along Longwall Avenue
The site can be accessed from either Longwall Avenue on the estate or via Birdcage Walk alongside the River Leen (off Lenton Lane).
This reserve is owned and managed by Nottingham City Council.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSeasonal highlights include butterflies and orchids in summer
About the reserve
This reserve was created in order to preserve the diverse flora and fauna communities that had developed on the former Wilford Power Station following its decomission in the 1960s. The man-made nature of the site has resulted in an unusually high diversity of habitats within a compact area. A number of county-rare species are found here, including the southern marsh orchid, which together with the common spotted orchid and their hybrids make the site of high scientific value.