Wilwell Farm Cutting is a large nature reserve situated in an abandoned railway cutting. The various levels and substrates have resulted in a variety of habitats, including pasture or meadow land, woodland and some wetland. These in turn encourage a wide variety of flora and fauna. This reserve is particularly well-known for its early summer show of wildflowers in traditional meadow settings. It is managed by a dedicated team of volunteers.
This link is for the NWT reserve page and this link is to the printable Wilwell Factsheet For additional information please see attached a spreadsheet of species recorded on site over the years WILWELL SPECIES RECORDS and bird records over the years Wilwell Bird Analysis
You can also find out details of the regular reserve work parties on the site on the Reserve Work Parties drop down.
This reserve is owned by owned by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, and is open to walk in at all times. Work parties, organised walks, wildlife monitoring and related activities take place in Wilwell Farm Cutting – please see the published NWT events guides for details. Access to parts of the cutting may be restricted when maintenance work is in progress, or when meadows are being grazed by the Trust’s sheep or cattle.
Map of area (below) showing the reserve entrance, which is situated between the villages of Ruddington and Wilford, just off the B680 on the Ruddington side of the ring road bridge. (Use the on-map controls to zoom and pan the view to your requirements.)
Parking: When organised events are being held at the reserve, the reserve gate will be open and you may use the reserve car park. Otherwise please park carefully on the hardstanding just off the driveway outside the gate. Please do not block access through the reserve gate.
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