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