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Duffield Millennium Meadow
 
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Derbyshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East Midlands
Year of Declaration: 2001
Declaring Authority: Duffield Parish Council (authority delegated by Amber Valley Borough Council)
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Grid Reference: SK 348 432
Location: Duffield (just east of town centre), Derbyshire
Owned by: Duffield Parish Council
Managed by: Duffield Millennium Meadow Conservation Trust
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: From the A6 , south of Duffield town centre, take the road east to Little Eaton. Immediately after the railway bridge turn right towards the church. Turn right through the car park then follow the road alongside the railway line. The meadow (with car parking) is immediately on the right after the narrow bridge.
Visitor facilities: A series of mown foothpaths around the site are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs in dry conditions. Two access gates and the one by the car park has an information board.
What to see: Part of the Lowland Derbyshire Biodiversity Action Plan and includes flood plain grazing marsh, standing open water with associated vegetation, rivers, stream and hedgerows. The site is bounded by the Derwent and Ecclesbourne Rivers and has had extensive restoration work over the past few years including the creation of a pond and wetland area, wildflower meadow and woodland.

During a visit you may see a variety of plants including vetches, bird's-foot trefoil, marsh marigold, devil's-bit scabious and ragged robin.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: The Duffield Millennium Meadow Conservation Trust publishes a quarterly newsletter and arranges work parties throughout the year.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Duffield Millennium Meadow Conservation Trust Chair: Di Hancock, Tel 01332 842737 Secretary: Nick Mirfin, Tel. 01332 840431, email: nmirfin@toucansurf.com
Website address and other links: www.duffieldmillenniummeadow.co.uk
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