Penny Pasture Common NottsWT cpt Tony Summers

 © Tony Summers

Common frog Notts WT cpt Margaret Holland

Margaret Holland

A site important for its birds and invetebrates. It includes a variety of habitats including grassland, hawthorn bushes and pondlife.


Penny Pasture Common
A static map of Penny Pasture Common

Know before you go

7 hectares

Entry fee

Access by permit only

Grazing animals

Cows are often on site


Access by permit only and limited to the public footpaths.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Access by permit only

Best time to visit

All year

About the reserve

Penny Pasture Common is a species-poor neutral grassland and marsh with scattered hawthorn bushes and a large central pond. The site has a poor flora with much of the interest concentrated on the pond and its margins. Snipe have bred in the past but now are more frequent as a winter visitor. Migrant birds such as grasshopper and sedge warblers have bred in recent years.

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
Special Site of Scientific Interest