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Wyver Lane Nature Reserve (DWT)

Wyver Ln, Belper DE56 2EF, United Kingdom

Wyver Lane Nature Reserve (DWT)
Wildlife refuge
38 reviews
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2GQ7+W6 Belper, United Kingdom
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David Turner
David Turner
Had a late evening there so unfortunately didn't get to see a lot but seems a nice place you could spend a hour or 2 watching the wildlife there, shall definitely be revisiting again
Shane Allen
Shane Allen
Nice place to see birds. Not a lot of parking though.
Lee Swift
Lee Swift
It is best to leave your car back near the mill as Wyver Lane is extremely narrow and car parking is limited to pull in at the side of the lane. However, by leaving your car it presents you with an extremely pleasant riverside walk to the reserve. Surprisingly, viewing places are limited and the only 'hide' was locked. It is remote so we could understand the need to keep it locked! More open platform viewing stations would be beneficial. Walking to the end of the lane is worthwhile to see the rifle range, a reminder of wartime Britain and The Sherwood Foresters influence in the area. A lovely walk, very quiet. Somewhere worthwhile.
Helen crowdance
Helen crowdance2 years ago
Having made a special journey, I was very disappointed with this place. There was no clear sign that there is what I now assume to be a designated parking area at the entrance to Wyvern Lane. There is a sign for dead end and "no turning space", but I expected the reserve would be AT the dead end. Not so. There is no entry to the reserve itself which appears to be sadly neglected. The viewing platform is a joke! It's barely 3 feet high and there are hawthorn hedges planted in front of it so, being just above 5' tall, the only view I got was of the top of the hedge. The notice board recommends using the bridle track adjacent to gain access on horseback, but it then goes in the wrong direction! This pic was taken from the bridle track.
Fair enough, the reserve is for the wildlife, not visitors, but I think that Derbyshire Wildlife should make that clear.
Stuart Lewis
Stuart Lewis2 years ago
It is lovely and peaceful by the river in a beautiful valley.
The work that the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has done is great and makes for less muddy and uneven surfaces.
Visitors should respect the wildlife here
Mark Collins
Mark Collins2 years ago
Good view of the water from the road side. Only parking for 2 cars in the lay by, but that is how it is described on the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust website.
Jake Parry
Jake Parry2 years ago
Always worth a roll past on the bike, virtually traffic free, spot lots of interesting nature, the Egrets last year were a highlight
Jade Moore
Jade Moore2 years ago
A really nice walk, mostly in a straight line. Often see sheep in the fields. A good place to use for a flat bike ride too.
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