Moorbridge Pond new Boardwalk Photo
Smooth newt eft NottsWT cpt Liz Henwood

© Liz Henwood

Moorbridge new Boadwalk Photo 2 - inc Dipping Platform
Peter Gill

Moorbridge Pond and Springfield Corner Nature Reserve

A site of considerable importance, being one of the few wetlands left within the boundary of the city


Bestwood Road
A static map of Moorbridge Pond and Springfield Corner Nature Reserve

Know before you go

3 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Parking information

There is no designated parking but parking is available on nearby roads.

Walking trails

A path has been laid which links with the boardwalk that crosses parts of the marsh


The site is adjacent to Moorbridge with the entrance from Bestwood Road, off Hucknall Road, Nottingham.  If travelling by tram, alight at the Moorbridge tram stop, walk through Springfield Corner reserve and then over the bridge onto Bestwood Road.

Access to the reserve is open at all times with footpaths leading to and around the reserve.  This reserve is owned and managed by Nottingham City Council.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

Moorbridge Pond is situated around the original "Bull Well", a freshwater spring, and is the last remnant of a piece of wetland formerly known as Bullwell Bogs. The marsh is dominated by greater reedmace and tufted sedge. A number of attractive plants can be found growing amongst the sedges, such as hairy willow herb.

Springfield Corner is a small triangular urban site is located in Bulwell on the opposite side of the railway/tram line to the Moorbridge Pond reserve and is designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR). Springfield Corner had a makeover in 2012 thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the nature trail is now restored, access is improved, and the site has a lovely woodcarving of a frog! The path into the site walks you through both woodland and wildflower areas, and you will find a wildlife site with as many habitats as can be fitted into a small area!

Contact us

Nottingham City Council General Parks Service
Contact number: 0115 915 2733

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Local Wildlife Site (LWS)