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Glapwell Derbyshire

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Glapwell Colliery, a restored former colliery spoil heap, is owned by Derbyshire County Council. It is a young site with common farmland birds, open grassland and young broad-leaved plantations. The Doe Lea runs through the site, recently diverted from under the Glapwell landfill site. Stockley Pond, adjacent to Common Wood (a Sycamore plantation), is an old colliery reservoir which is not brilliant for birds but worth a look for dragonflies. Sometimes Kingfishers can be seen on the reserve. In spring the wet areas are worth a look for Little Ringed Plover and Green Sandpiper. The fields are worth a scan in winter for the white-winged gulls using the tip.


For information contact Derbyshire Countryside Service, 23 Market Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S45 9JE 01246 866960.

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Access down Stockley Lane adjacent to the Ma Hubbards Pub off the A617 at Glapwell. Car parking at the end of the entrance track. Beware the speed humps, which need to be taken very carefully!


Open access with surfaced paths. Keep out of the landfill site no matter how tempting the views of Iceland, Glaucous and Med Gull you could have just over the big fence!!


Car park at end of Stockley Lane

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Open all daylight hours


Pub at the end of the Lane. Chippy and newsagents across the road from the entrance.

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