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NUTHATCH (2) NottsWt cpt John Smith.

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Hazel flower female Attenborough NR Feb 2018 Notts WT cpt Tim Sexton

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A disused railway track, now containing areas of grassland and woodland


Outgang Lane, Pleasley Vale
NG19 8SB
A static map of Meden Trail

Know before you go

9 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Walking trails

There are a number of well-maintained paths and circular routes within the reserve.


The reserve forms part of the more extensive Pleasley Trails network. 

It can be accessed via the public footpath off Chesterfield Road in Pleasley Village or from Shire Road Mansfield Woodhouse.

Access to the reserve is open at all times and there various footpaths leading around the reserve. Contact the Trust for more information.


Under effective control


Picnic area

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Seasonal highlights include Warblers in summer.

About the reserve

This site contains some of the best remaining calcareous grassland in the county. It also includes fine examples of calcareous woodland and scrub as well as interesting limestone crags and fissures. There are many species of invertebrates including many common butterfly species. All three species of woodpecker can be found, although green woodpeckers are scarce.

Contact us

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0115 958 8242
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)