CONSERVATION at the heart of everything we do...
Bringing wildlife closer to home…
Did you know a % of your admission goes towards helping us preserve native species across the region - so every visit is helping local wildlife too!
Our 3 conservation sites in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire cover 46.5 acres of land with a sole aim to protect and manage native habitats and species – that’s everything from butterflies and bees, flowers and insects, wild birds and owls to small mammals and red deer!
We love what we do, bringing nature closer to you!
We care about conservation in our community and at our largest conservation site at Grindleford, Derbyshire we are working on a number of long term projects to welcome wildlife home. These include 49 bird boxes placed and checked by bird ringers to encourage owls, kestrels, tree creepers and many more native species to nest here and the creation of a ‘nectar belt’ of wildflowers to support ground nesting birds such as plovers and lapwings. We are also welcoming dog walkers and ramblers with improvements to bridge and path maintenance.
The old oak tree taking pride of place here is well on its way to achieving 'ancient' status - when our local supporter Craig measured it, he estimated it to be an incredible 292 years old!
Here at the park, we are planting for wildlife too!
By encouraging an abundance of wildflowers, wild birds and pollinating insects to visit our woodland, meadow, bird boxes, bug hotels and wildlife ponds we are supporting native species for you to discover right here on your doorstep!
One of our most successful visitors is the UK red listed tree sparrow. After suffering from a sharp decline, they are happily starting to make a comeback with one of the highest populations in the UK being found right here at the park - in 2020 we saw a record 4 broods nesting here!
Find out all about our wild work below