Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) are sites that are important for both people and wildlife. They contain natural features that are special within the local context and provide opportunities for environmental education or research and the simple enjoyment of nature by local communities. The special natural features usually relate to wildlife conservation or geology.
The preservation of the special features, normally active habitat management, and input by the local community is greatly valued. Often 'Friends of' groups undertake voluntary tasks on a particular site, giving you a chance to do your bit. Alternatively you can just use your nearest LNR to visit and enjoy nature close to your home.
The Council currently owns and manages seven Local Nature Reserves. These are:
Cockglode and Rotary Woods, near Edwinstowe
Daneshill Lakes, near Ranskill
Dob Park, near Hucknall
Freackland Wood, near Newstead
Rainworth Water, near Rainworth
Rookery Park, in Huthwaite
Rufford Country Park, within Rufford Country Park
Silverhill Pit Wood near Teversal
Southwell Trail, linking Southwell, Farnsfield and Bilsthorpe
Teversal and Pleasley Trails (in conjunction with Ashfield District Council - part of the site is also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI).
- Tippings Wood, between Rainworth and Blidworth
- Woodlands and Coach Wood Green, Shireoaks
For more information about the county's nature reserves, you can contact us by:
Country Parks and Conservation Service
Nottinghamshire County Council
Trent Bridge House
Telephone: 0300 500 80 80