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Wildlife and amenity sites

We manage many sites that may be of interest for different reasons, including grasslands and picnic sites.


Before you venture out, please see the latest information about coronavirus and visiting our countryside sites.

Barbecues are not permitted at any of our sites.

We maintain and manage these resources for everyone to enjoy.

  • Mousley Bottom Local Nature Reserve

    Mousley Bottom, New Mills, is a wonderful riverside, parkland and Local Nature Reserve, which is part of the Torrs Riverside Park.


  • Peter Fidler Reserve

    The Peter Fidler Reserve is great to visit for a peaceful walk and an ideal place to see an amazing variety of wildlife.


  • Pewit Carr Local Nature Reserve

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


  • Pye Bridge Fields

    Small hay meadows adjacent to the Pinxton Canal path with a pond, being managed under a countryside stewardship agreement to increase their botanical value.


  • Rowthorne Trail

    The Rowthorne Trail is a beautiful place for walkers and cyclists with links to the wider network. It passes through Rowthorne Local Nature Reserve.


  • Seldom Seen Engine House

    This Scheduled Ancient Monument, is an unusually large and rare form of engine house. It's the last remaining building from the Plumbley Collieries.


  • Torrs Riverside Park and Millennium Walkway

    The ‘park under the town’ is a superb gorge where the Rivers Sett and Goyt join. Explore the Torrs and the Riverside Park from the Millenium Walkway.


  • Westthorpe Hills

    This countryside site was where Westthorpe Colliery used to be. Now it is transformed and is a great place for both people and wildlife.


  • Willington Picnic Site

    Willington Picnic Site gives access to the canal towpath and has good access for people with mobility difficulties.