Pete Gill
Common Lizard Notts WT cpt Jon Hawkins

 © Jon Hawkins

Adam Cormack
John Black
A reserve of sand-blown heath, one of the rarest habitats in the county


The reserve (Grid Ref. SK829678) lies to the east of the A1133 Newark-Gainsborough road, almost midway between the minor roads to Girton and Spalford.
Between Newark and Gainsborough
NG23 7HZ
A static map of Spalford Warren

Know before you go

37 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Grazing animals

Yes - cattle and sheep


Access to the reserve is open at all times, visitors are advised to keep to the marked tracks. Contact the Trust for more information.


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

The main habitat on this reserve is sand-brown heath, one of the rarest habitats in the county. In addition, there is also some conifer plantation. Specialised sand-land plants include field mouse-ear and shepherd's cress. The fauna includes sand wasps and common lizards, and the bird community is diverse.

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)