East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Bevercotes Nature Reserve

East Midlands Branch Field Trip to Bevercotes Nature Reserve
Sunday 8th June 2014; 10.30am
Bevercotes Nature Reserve (Nottinghamshire)

A 2 mile walk around the old spoil heaps of Bevercotes pit. The site is a haven for wildlife with open rides and mixed woodland plantations.

There are two rivers flowing through the site: the Maun and the Meden which make it not only interesting for butterflies and moths, but dragonflies and damselflies which abound around the large ponds. We may also be lucky to catch sight of Kingfishers. The site is maintained by the Forestry Commission and has wide stony paths which are generally easy to walk along.

This is a morning walk but there are many other sites in the general area where you can carry on to after lunch. There are no facilities on the site but there is an excellent cafe about 1 mile away on the main road (Thaymar Ice Cream).

Directions: from the A614 turn right at the Thoresby roundabout, signed for Bothamsall. Go through the village and turn left at the T junction (Retford B6387). Towards the end of the long straight turn right onto a minor road with a Blue Route 6 Cycle Trail sign. Follow the road over the old pit site and park in any of the lay-by's on the left hand side of the road. (GR SK 696735).

Target Species: Dingy Skipper, Common Blue, Mother Shipton.

Contact: Jane Broomhead 01623 824688