Pewit Carr Local Nature Reserve

Dragonfly A Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on the edge of Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Comprises a section of the Nutbrook Canal, a pond, carr woodland and a superb species rich meadow.

Resulting from old mining subsidence, this area now contains a mosaic of wetland habitats including alder carr woodland, hawthorn scrub, reedbeds, old canal, flowering meadows and open water where Swans and wildfowl can be seen all year round.

It is an important refuge for a great many plant and animal species. In high summer there is a great variety of butterflies, dragonflies and other insects living in the grassland areas. These grasslands are being managed to maintain the variety of wildflowers and insects and to discourage encroaching scrub.

Pewit Carr is an important recreational site for local people. Visitors are welcome throughout the year.

Facilities available

  • FootpathYes
  • Bridleway/Horse riding trailYes
  • Picnic areaNo
  • Woodland with public accessNo
  • Wildlife areaYes
  • MuseumNo
  • Light refreshmentsNo
  • ParkingNo
  • ToiletsNo
  • Easy access for allNo
  • On-site informationYes
  • Camping/Caravan siteNo
  • Children's play areaNo
  • GardensNo
  • Nature trailNo
  • Events areaNo
  • Cycle pathYes

Contact details

Call Derbyshire 08 456 058 058