Breck’s Plantation is one of several small urban woodlands in the Clifton Estate. It may be small, but the different habitats mean it is still able to home a huge variety of woodland birds. It is hard to not see a grey squirrel as you enter the site, but who knows what else you might see here if you keep your eyes peeled! Breck’s Plantation is split into 2 halves, very different from each other, so there is plenty to explore!
Breck’s Plantation is managed by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of Nottingham City Council.
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An urban woodland area right in the heart of Clifton, Breck's Plantation is where you’ll find a host of different species of plants and animals.
If the trees could talk, they could tell a tale or two – most of them are over a hundred years old! Parts have been replanted with oak, ash and silver birch trees while hazel and hawthorn grow in the hedges.
Look up at the high trees - a great place to spot birds such as the wonderful woodpecker, flycatcher and greenfinch. Keep your eyes to the ground - woodmice and different types of butterflies can be spotted darting across the woodland floor.
Further information on Breck's Plantation can be found on Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's reserve pages.
Breck's Plantation is managed by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of Nottingham City Council.
The woodland on this side of the road is a bit more open than the other side, with plenty of space for exploration. See if you can find the remnants of an old scout hut in here.
The number 2 NCT bus (navy line) stops on Summerwood Lane right near Breck’s Plantation. From getting off the bus you just need to walk up Clarewood Grove to get to the middle of the nature reserve.
Most of Breck’s Plantation is woodland. The trees are very mixed. There many deciduous trees (trees that lose their leaves in winter) such as ash, oak, cherry, beech, elder, silver birch and hawthorn. If you are lucky you may spot a sparrowhawk or a great spotted woodpecker among the treetops.
Adjoining Breck's Plantation is a small area that was once allotments. Wildlife in the City has been working with Nottingham City Council to improve a patch of this area nearest to Breck's Plantation. We hope to grow 'wild fruit' such as blackberries, sloes and apples. If you would like to get involved, please contact the Wildlife in the City team
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Breck's Plantation is an urban woodland in the south end of Clifton. It is home to many different of types of trees which, as the name suggests, were intentionally planted over 100 years ago. The site covers almost 2.5 hectares and provides valuable