Kirk Hallam Lake and Meadows

Swans Meadows and Lake located on the urban fringe 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 Meadows Group which meet at the Community School on a regular basis.

Facilities available

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

Contact details

Near Godfrey Drive, Kirk Hallam
Call Derbyshire 08 456 058 058

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