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Kirk Hallam Lake and Meadows

Meadows and lake on the outskirts of Ilkeston.


The site is made up of a large lake, a section of the River Nutbrook and a patchwork of unimproved, species rich meadows under Countryside Stewardship.

The lake is home to a variety of waterfowl including swans, Canada geese, moorhen, mallard, great crested grebe and coot.

The riverside meadows have not been ploughed in living memory and are a refuge for many species of wildflowers including hemlock, lady’s smock, buttercups, meadowsweet and a variety of different grasses.

The River Nutbrook and its banks provide a valuable habitat for water voles and kingfishers.

The site is a candidate to become a Local Nature Reserve and benefits from an active Friends of Kirk Hallam Lake and Meadows Group which meet at the community school on a regular basis.

Facilities available

  • Children's play area

  • Easy access for all

  • Footpath

  • Picnic area

  • Wildlife area

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