Posted by: lensweb | December 2, 2011

Woodside Nature Reserve Official Opening

Leader of Derbyshire County Council Cllr Andrew Lewer today unveiled a new 182-acre nature reserve. The name Woodside Nature Reserve was chosen after one of the collieries that once formed part of the local landscape and covers part of the land once used by the American Adventure theme park adjacent to Shipley Country Park.

Woodside Nature Reserve map

The new reserve is the largest in Derbyshire outside the Peak District National Park, and the land was purchased by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust for £489,000 earlier this year with funding from the 6Cs Strategic Green Infrastructure Growth Fund. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s Chief Executive Ed Green was also present at the official opening of the new reserve.

Further information can be found on the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s website.


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