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Local Nature Reserves

What is a Local Nature Reserve?

Where are they?

Why do we have them?

Get involved

Mansfield has nine Local Nature Reserves. They are looked after by the Parks and Green Spaces team, volunteers and partner agencies.

What is a Local Nature Reserve?

Local Nature Reserves (LNR's) are areas of protected green space that are important for wildlife and nature conservation. They are open for everyone to enjoy. They have special habitats, such as woodland, heathland, wetland and grassland. Local Nature Reserves are home to a variety of wildlife including bats, birds and insects.

Where are they?

Mansfield's Local Nature Reserves are:

  • The Bottoms LNR, Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale
  • The Carrs LNR, Church Street, Warsop
  • The Hermitage LNR, Kings Lodge Drive, Mansfield
  • Maun Valley Park, Old Mill Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse
  • The Meden Trail, Outgang Lane, Pleasley
  • The Oakham LNR, Hamilton Way, Mansfield
  • Oak Tree Heath LNR, Jubilee Way South
  • Quarry Lane LNR, Quarry Lane, Mansfield
  • Ravensdale LNR, Barringer Road, Mansfield

See our pdf icon MDC Local Nature Reserve Map [853kb] of Find My Nearest for more details.

Why do we have them?

Green, open spaces are important to our environment and our overall health and well-being. Local Nature Reserves help to:

  • Encourage biodiversity.
  • Preserve and protect nature and wildlife.
  • Provide essential green corridors.
  • Create pleasant areas to visit.
  • Create opportunities to learn about nature and natural history.

Get involved

We are keen to hear from people who would like to help us look after our Local Nature Reserves.

Several of our Friends groups, the Sherwood Forest Trust and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) organise activity days and work parties on the Local Nature Reserves.

Please contact them or us for more information.



Page last updated: 4 February 2015
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