Keyworth Meadow

Keyworth Meadow is an area of traditional wildflower meadowland alongside the Fairham Brook and just south of Keyworth village in Nottinghamshire. Although it is surrounded by working arable and pasture farmland on three sides, it remains a haven for wildlife.

It is owned by Keyworth Parish Council and was adopted as a nature reserve in 1985 on behalf of the village community. It is managed by a team of enthusiastic local volunteers with specialist advice and assistance from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

This reserve is open to walk in at all times. Work parties, organised walks, wildlife monitoring and related activities take place in Keyworth Meadow – please see the published NWT events guides for details. Access to parts of the meadow may be restricted when maintenance work is in progress.

Map of area (below) showing the reserve entrance, which is on the left of Lings Lane, an unmade track leading from the end of Keyworth’s Main Street and is about 1 km south of the village. (Use the on-map controls to zoom and pan the view to your requirements.)

Parking: Kindly park at the north (village) end of Lings Lane and walk down to the reserve – an easy stroll with pleasant views over the surrounding landscape. Please do not block the lane or entrances to properties along the lane. When driving be aware of horses from the riding stables near this end of Lings Lane.

Alternative parking: Additional parking is available at the Keyworth Burial Ground car park, on the right of Wysall Lane where it bends south.

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