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Colwick Woods
LNR Type: Urban
County: Nottinghamshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East Midlands
Year of Declaration: 2004
Declaring Authority: Nottingham City Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SK 599 399
Location: 2.5 km east of Nottingham city centre in the Colwick wildlife reservoir in Nottingham's Nature Conservation Strategy. Greenwood Road, NG3 7
Owned by: Nottingham City Council
Managed by: Nottingham City Council
SSSI Type: Geological
Map: Map (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Bus numbers 23, 23a and 24 from the city centre call at Grrenwood Road at the north end of the reserve. By car the site can be accessed from either Sneinton Dale or Greenwood Road but there is no formal car parking as the LNR is situated in a residential area.
Visitor facilities: There are 7 mostly well maintained waymarked public rights of way spanning the site with numerous desire paths running through the woods. Wheelchair access is only from Greenwood Road to the open grassland at the north end as steep hills are a characteristic feature of most of the site. There are plans to improve wheelchair access in the next two years. All the Nottingham LNRs are featured in the Nature leaflet which has clear maps and information on all the sites and is available from the website or by request from the Nature Conservation Team. Greenwood Dale High School shares a boundary with the reserve and educational events have been held in partnership with the school including photographic scavenger hunts and sapling collection. Open days are held in the summer allowing the public to be actively involved with the reserve.
What to see: Habitats include ancient woodland, grasslands and running water.

Colwick Woods is an ancient woodland with indicator species such as dogs nercury and ramsons. The site is rich in mammal species including both species of pipistrelle and noctule bats.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Colwick Woods has an active Friends Group who meet regularly to discuss the condition of the site and carry out practical nature conservation in the woods.

Secretary, Edmund Hopkins Tel; (0115) 8764054
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Nottingham City Council, Parks and Open Spaces Team
Tel: 0115 915 2733
Website address and other links: A walk leaflet is available from Nottingham City Council which takes in part of Colwick Woods. See,-1.160152&spn=0.103387,0.141578&t=m&source=embed

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Last Updated: 01/04/2015
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 (click the image to view the full size version in a new window)Meadows at Colwick Woods LNR

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