Kirk Hallam Lake and MeadowsMeadows 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.
- Bridleway/Horse riding trail
- Picnic area
- Woodland with public access
- Wildlife area
- Light refreshments
- Easy access for all
- On-site information
- Camping/Caravan site
- Children's play area
- Nature trail
- Events area
- Cycle path
- Near Godfrey Drive, Kirk Hallam
- Call Derbyshire 08 456 058 058