Explore Avenue Washlands with Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

3rd May 2016

Join Derbyshire Wildlife Trust staff and volunteers on a guided walk around The Avenue Washlands as part of celebrations to mark the 10th anniversary of Chesterfield Area Walking Festival.

The scenic green oasis of Avenue Washlands is so rich in wildlife that it you would never know that the former coking works on which the reserve is now located was once reckoned to be the most contaminated site in Europe.   The reserve has several meadows with thriving flora and abundant insect life making it a great place to spot several butterfly species and an equally great place to explore as part of the Chesterfield Area Walking Festival.

This ‘mucky hands and muddy boots’ walk is a family friendly event where everyone can have a go at ‘insect sweeping’, enjoy seeing butterflies (and other insects) up close and improve your identification skills. You can also stop off at special viewing platforms around the site to enjoy the views and see which species of wildlife you can spot.

To find out more about the event, click here

For more information or if you have a query about this event please call 01773 881188 or email Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

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A wading bird at Avenue Washlands nature reserve.


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