Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
Parking informationParking is available on Adbolton Lane – there is a small car park at the main entrance to the south of the road, and a layby on the northern side.
Grazing animalsCattle graze the fenced off compartments during the summer and autumn.
There are four designated trails. Site is accessible for wheelchair users.
There are cafés and toilets at Holme Pierrepont Country Park – a short walk or drive away.
Access to the reserve is open at all times. The site has accessible trails for wheelchair users and pushchairs. Contact the Trust for more information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSeasonal highlights include Grey wagtail and Reed warbler in Summer, and Redwing, Fieldfare and Gadwall in Winter.
About the reserve
This reserve, created in 1982, is believed to be the first of its kind in the country laid out specifically for the benefit of wheelchair users. Once a commercial gravel pit, this area has been colonised with plants and animals. A range of wetland birds can be seen on the reserve, such as great crested grebe, kingfisher and reed bunting.
In 2014/2015 we successfully raised funds to purchase land adjacent to our Skylarks site to create Rushcliffe's largest nature reserve. This was achieved with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund and with the support of our members and donors.