Wilford Claypit

Holly McCain
Bee orchid Besthorpe (19) NottsWT cptRoy Vickers

© Roy Vickers

Emperor Dragonfly Notts WT cpt Bo Chetwyn

© Bo Chetwyn

Wilford Claypit Dipping platform NottsWT cpt John Black

Wilford Claypit  © John Black

Wilford Claypit

A SSSI site with an array of habitats help to support the interesting plant species such as bee orchid, yellow-wort and yellow rattle.


Compton Acres
A static map of Wilford Claypit

Know before you go

4 hectares

Entry fee

Free access

Parking information

On nearby roads

Walking trails

Footpaths allow easy access to the various habitats


Entrances are via Compton Acres, West Bridgford (NG2 7NZ) and Landmere Lane (NG15 9AH).

Access to the reserve is open at all times however the SSSI section is restricted from public viewing. Contact the Trust for more information.


Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

This disused claypit, has a variety of habitats including marshland, grassland and woodland. The marshland area has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Dry grassland areas support interesting plant species such as bee orchid, yellow-wort, yellow rattle, there is a healthy population of dragonflies and damselflies, including the impressive blue and green emperor dragonfly.

Contact us

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0115 958 8242
Contact email: info@nottswt.co.uk

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)