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Norbriggs Flash
LNR Type: Not Known
County: Derbyshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East Midlands
Year of Declaration: 2009
Declaring Authority: Chesterfield Borough Council
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Grid Reference: SK444755
Location: Near Chesterfield, S43 3UG
Owned by: Chesterfield Borough Council
Managed by: Chesterfield Borough Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A6135 towards Barlborough (signposted for Bolsover Castle). At roundabout take 3rd exit (A619) and follow road over M1 motowary. Continue to follow road for approx 2 miles, passing Norbriggs Primary School on right. Take 2nd right turn after school onto Bent Lane.
Visitor facilities: Free Car Park. Visitors are welcome and, with its link to the Cuckoo Way (the Chesterfield Canal towpath), plus footpaths into the surrounding countryside, it's a great place to start a walk. Picnic area and dogs accepted.
What to see: The site has a mosaic of species rich grassland, open water (a subsidence flash), surrounding reed beds and marginal aquatic vegetation, old meanders of the River Doe Lea, scrub developing over grassland and hedgerows. The wholde site was managed as a mixture of pasture and arable land but in recent years several fields have been unmanaged. The site is important for wintering wading birds and wildfowl. The site is within an existing corridor of local wildlife sites (SINCs) that link the River Doe Lea to the River Rother and other wetland sites along the Pools Brook.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Chesterfield Borough Council
Town Hall
Rose Hill
S40 1LP

Tel: 01246 345 345
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