Know before you go
Entry feeAccess by permit only
Parking informationThere is no parking but cars can be parked in Eakring village.
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.
When to visit
Opening timesAccess by permit only
Best time to visitApril 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.
FOOTPATH CLOSURE NOTICE
Please note that Eakring Public Footpath No. 17 over the bridge is closed until further notice as the bridge is unsafe and will need replacing. This stretch of footpath is on the Robin Hood Way, those wanting to visit Mansey Common should use an alternative route. Access is available via public write of way from the Maplebeck Viewpoint car park.