Mansey Common

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Mansey Common

Common Knapweed, Centaurea nigra 2 Notts WT cpt Al Greer


Blackcap Attenborough NottsWT cpt Jacqui Grafton

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Mansey Common

A wood pasture with a mixture of grassland, scrub and veteran oaks.


Robin Hood Way footpath
A static map of Mansey Common

Know before you go

15 hectares

Entry fee

Access by permit only

Parking information

There is no parking but cars can be parked in Eakring village.

Grazing animals



Access by permit only. Mansey Common is only accessible from Eakring by the public footpath forming part of the Robin Hood Way. A public footpath leads to and around the reserve. Contact the Trust for more access information.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Access by permit only

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

This reserve is part of the large Redgate Woods and Mansey Common SSSI and supports species rich neutral grassland and ancient hawthorn scrub. The grassland is dominated by tufted hair grass, with Yorkshire fog and red fescue present. Colourful but scarce plants found here include great burnet, dyer's greenweed and knapweed.

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Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)