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Wessington Green
LNR Type: Rural
County: Derbyshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East Midlands
Year of Declaration: 2004
Declaring Authority: Wessington Parish Council with delegated authority from North East Derbyshire District Council
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Grid Reference: SK 371 576
Location: The Village Green, Wessington, Derbyshire, DE55
Owned by: Wessington Parish Council
Managed by: Wessington Parish Council via the Wessington Green LNR Management Committee
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: If driving through Wessington on the A615 you will pass the Reserve at the centre of the village and to the south. Occasional parking is possible on Moor Lane opposite the church.
Visitor facilities: A number of public rights of way go around and across the reserve and link the site to the wider footpath network. The reserve is an important focal point for conservation activities and other community events such as the annual Well Dressing. The local community is fully involved with management and enjoyment of the reserve. Designated areas are close mown to enable recreation and are popular with local schoolchildren. The reserve provides an excellent educational resource and is enjoyed for a number of activities/pastimes as well as being a valuable wildlife habitat.
What to see: The reserve contributes to the Lowland Derbyshire Biodiversity Actuion Plan and habitats include semi-natural grassland, mire, heathland, hedgerows and areas of scrub and woodland.

Notable plants include sneezewort, star sedge, harebell and bluebell with locally rare lesser skullcap being of particular interest.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The Management Committee arranges conservation acitivities throughout the year and local volunteers are welcome.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Peggy Leatherhead - Secretary to Management Committee, Tel. 01773 520152, email;

or try Wessington Parish Council

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