Nottingham

Nottingham has parks and nature reserves throughout the whole city area; wherever you are you will be only a short distance from your nearest green space.  For an idea of where to go and see nature near you, have a look at the map below.

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Sycamore Park

Sycamore Park has open grassland with play facilities bordered by a variety of trees.

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Coppice Park

One of Nottingham's oldest parks, Coppice Park mixes open space and play facilties with mature trees and wild areas.

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Sandy Banks

Also known as 'The Hawthorns', this wildlife site is special for its sandy soil - creating features of sandy banks and is special for supporting certain plants and insects.

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Sellers Wood

Sellers Wood Local Nature Reserve is an ancient coppiced woodland, notable for its range of habitat types due to its interesting geology.

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Bulwell Hall Park

Bulwell Hall Park's wildlife appeal sits next to the popular golf course.  Woodland and meadows, as well as fishing lakes, create a diverse habitat, including nationally rare wildflowers and ancient woodland.  This accessible site offers everything from a short walk to a day out.

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Bulwell Bogs

In the heart of Bulwell Town Centre, Bulwell Bogs is well known for its water park, but also offers flower beds and is lined with trees, as well as being right on the River Leen.

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Hucknall Road Linear Walkway, Springfield Corner and Moorbridge Pond

This trio of sites sit side-by-side offering a diverse range of habitats, including woodland, wetland and grassland

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Woodthorpe Grange Park

Woodthorpe Grange is a large green space with lots of open areas, woodland and wildflower meadows alongside formal gardens, a tropical house and Pitch and Putt

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Quarry Holes

Also known as Tilbury Woods, Quarry Holes is woodland and wildflower meadows; the steep hills make Quarry Holes Nature Reserve exciting to explore!

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Broxtowe Country Park

Broxtowe Country Park is a large green area with open meadows and woodland - some of which is considered ancient.

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Colwick Country Park

A large area of woodland, water and meadows, Colwick Country Park has lots of wildlife to see, as well as facilities for recraetional activities such as water sports, cycling and horseriding.

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Clifton Playing Fields and Skate Park

A mix of outdoors sports facilities, including a skate park, this large green space is not just for the more active, and is an easily accessible, varied green space.

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Clifton Central Park

Known locally as the 'Flower Park' Clifton Central Park is accessible from the main shopping area of Clifton, and has a mix of flower beds and wooded areas

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Forest Recreation Ground

Home to the goose fair, the Forest Recreation Ground is a large open space offering many sport and play activities.  It is also an important part of Nottingham's history and has wildflower and woodland areas.

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Arboretum Park

Within easy reach of the city centre, the Arboretum is an important collection of over 800 trees - and a popular place for walks and picnics!

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Colwick Woods

A large park, with lots of woodland areas and fantastic viewpoints, Colwicks Woods is a very special city wildlife site.

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Wollaton Park and Gardens

One of Nottingham's most famous and popular attractions, Wollaton Park is also fantastic for wildlife - with woodland, wetland and grassland over a large area, there is lots to explore!

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Highfield Park

Right next to University Park, this popular park is a mix of exotic feature plants and native habitat; alongside lots of activities on offer including a refurbished play area, boating lake and bowling green.

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Queen's Walk Recreation Ground

A short walk from the city train station, Queen's Walk Recreation Ground is a pleasant park with a mix of open space and wildlife features.

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Holme Pit, Clifton Wood and Clifton Grove

A complex of 3 nature reserves in Clifton Village, consisting of established woodland and a fishing lake and pond.

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Glapton Wood (also known as Whitegate Wood)

A lovely woodland right in the heart of Clifton estate, a great place to explore and then relax in the wildflower meadow.

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Breck's Plantation

An urban woodland in the heard of Clifton estate, Breck's Plantation is unusually split into 2 halves, each half quite different.

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Fairham Brook

A mix of habitats, including nationally rare grassland, all following the length of Fairham Brook itself.

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Wilford Claypit SSSI

A mix of grassland and wetland, this nature reserve was once the source of brick clay,  but is now an impressive wildlife site.

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Iremongers Pond

A wildlife area centred on the pond itself, this site offers a peaceful environment and a diverse range of plants and birds a short distance from the city centre.

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Victoria Embankment

A spectacular park renowned for its history, and frequently used for events, Victoria Embankment attracts a lot of wildlife in the park and also on the River Trent.

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King's Meadow

This site may be small and surrounded by business and industry, but King's Meadow is a thriving nature reserve, excellent for wildflowers and butterflies.

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Beeston Sidings

A long thin site, Beeston sidings is a mix of trees and shrubs extending to Dunkirk pond

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Strelley Recreation Ground

With large amounts of grassland, woodland wildlife areas and wildflower patches, as well as games areas, Strelley Recreation Ground is a great space to rest and play.

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King George V Playing Fields

A popular green flag award winning park with play and sport facilities alongside a large open space and wildflower areas.

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Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park has poplar tree lined avenues, football pitches and open spaces to enjoy

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Vernon Park

Vernon park is a large park with recreational areas, sports fields, and a large pond

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Southglade Park

Southglade Park has open spaces, woodland areas, and excellent views across the city

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Victoria Park and St Mary's Rest Garden

Steeped in history, this park now has a play park, football and basketball facilities alongside the wildflower meadows and open space that provides an escape in a very urban area.

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King Edward Park

On the site of a former lunatic asylum, King Edward Park now offers a variety of recreational facilites and an important green space in a bulit up area.

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Lenton Recreation Ground

Nottingham's first ever purposefully laid out recreation ground, Lenton Recreation Ground is a well-used community facility, with play parks, sports areas and open space to relax in and enjoy being outside!

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Martin's Pond

Martin's Pond sits alongside Harrison's Plantation; this local nature reserve is largely wetland surrounded by woodland. 

The Friends of Wollaton Local Nature Reserves are very involved with the management of these sites.

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Harrison's Plantation

Harrison's Plantation sits next to Martin's Pond.  The plantation is a mixed deciduous woodland.

The Friends of Wollaton Local Nature Reserves are very involved with the management of these sites.

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