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Welcome to the Gedling Conservation Trust

The Gedling Conservation Trust (GCT) was set up in 2005 to take over the ownership of the Netherfield Lagoons, Nottinghamshire from UK Coal, after they became redundant with the closure of Gedling Pit. The GCT then applied to English Nature to have the site designated as a Local Nature Reserve, so that its importance as a wildlife conservation site would be acknowledged and by-laws could be set up to protect it.

Now the Trust manages the Netherfield Lagoons Local Nature Reserve (on the outskirts of Nottingham) and has a part time manager who works to maintain the biological diversity and interest of the site. GCT receives no government or Local Authority funding and is seeking funds to ensure the future of the site.

The Trust is prepared to take on other sites within the borough which have a wildlife interest that would benefit from their intervention.

COVID-19

Please always remember to respect Social Distancing and follow the current Government Guidelines, which can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Help Support The Trust

URGENT APPEAL

It’s the new year and we are gearing up for the next phase of maintenance at the lagoons. Those of you who visit the site may have noticed that both sets of steps require refurbishment. Ideally, we would like to replace them all using recycled plastic boards which are no maintenance and sustainable (similar material to the benches at the site).

Not only do the steps currently look unsightly, they are clearly a safety concern. It’s really important to us that the lagoons are safely accessible for everyone so we would like to start work as soon as possible.

The estimated cost for replacing all of the steps is approximately £850. We are seeking donations, big or small, to help with the cost of this work. If you are able to help it is simple, just use the button below where you can donate by debit or credit card.

Thanks again from all of us at Gedling Conservation Trust.

Read more and please donate here >

 

News and Recent Sightings(and Monthly Bird Counts)

Monthly bird counts are held on the second Sunday of every month, meeting at the end of Teal Close (opposite the CEM building). We monitor the site’s birds and it is a great way for beginners to get involved with bird identification, led by experienced (and friendly!) birders.
Monthly bird count results

Recent Sightings

Species Found at the
Netherfield Lagoons

See which species have so far been found at the lagoons. If you want to identify a species click on ‘Identify a Species’ and see if you can find it there.

Calendar of Events

    Feb
    12
    Sun
    Monthly Bird Count
    Feb 12 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm
    Come and join us on a bird count. This is a good way for beginners to gain experience and to find out more about the site. Meet at the end of Teal Close, opposite the CEM factory gates, at 07.45 hrs.
    Mar
    12
    Sun
    Monthly Bird Count
    Mar 12 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm

    Come and join us on a bird count. This is a good way for beginners to gain experience and to find out more about the site. Meet at the end of Teal Close, opposite the CEM factory gates, at 07.45 hrs.

    Apr
    9
    Sun
    Monthly Bird Count
    Apr 9 @ 7:45 am – 12:00 pm

    Come and join us on a bird count. This is a good way for beginners to gain experience and to find out more about the site. Meet at the end of Teal Close, opposite the CEM factory gates, at 07.45 hrs.

    The Birding Year at the Netherfield Lagoons

    The lagoons are a great place to start off the New Year, a refreshing walk to re-invigorate you after the holiday festivities will often be rewarded by some excellent birds.

    Guided Walks

    Use our map to take a guided walk around the Netherfield Lagoons Local Nature Reserve, Nottinghamshire, including points of interest and details of some of the wildlife on offer at the reserve.