The site covers 10.8ha of grassland and scrub and the left bank of the northward-flowing Fairham Brook and is relict lowland fen bog.
Formerly an area dominated by marshy grassland, the reserve has been affected by a lack of grazing and a significant drop in water table in recent decades. Today, the grassland has become rather rank and is being replaced by willow scrub whilst a small area retains an exceptional flora including great burnet, dropwort, lady’s bedstraw and tormentil. Areas of dry reedbed still remain and a recently excavated pond supports frogs, toads and newts.
Proposed enhancements include re-wetting areas, allowing the tradtional brook side habitat, including reeds and willows, to thrive once more.
The main point of access to the reserve (SK561338) is on Green Lane, Clifton. If using SatNav, enter NG11 8LT.
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0115 958 8242