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Williamthorpe Ponds NR Derbyshire

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Long-tailed Duck
Jon Lowes
01 December 2007
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Site Details

Nature Reserve pond with reedbed, 2 fishing ponds and immature woodland on site of former Williamthorpe colliery.Sewage farm adjacent.Water Rail usual in winter but difficult to see.

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Additional Site Details


From M1 junc 29 take the A6175 west (signposted Clay Cross), then first right through Heath village and over a staggered crossroads. Park at the bottom of the hill. Buses from Chesterfield and Mansfield serve Holmewood.


Access all times


Roadside parking at SK429672 next to pond 3. A path leads from here up to the ponds.

Opening Times

All times.


Hide (locked). Good view of nature reserve pond from next to hide.

Key Areas / Routes

Nature Reserve pond and reedbed can be viewed from a path on the Eastern side of the pond.There is also a viewing point up some steps next to a new factory (near the sewage farm)

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