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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

Quiz Night is Back! 1 March 2024 – SOLD OUT

If you would like to go on the waiting list for any cancellations please email gedlingct@gmail.com.

Our second fundraising quiz is on Friday 1st March at the St George’s Centre, Victoria Road, Netherfield NG4 2NN. This is a really important – and fun – event for the Trust and we do hope you will come and support us and the work we do to maintain and manage the Netherfield Lagoons.

The quiz starts at 7pm and tickets are £5 per head with a maximum of 6 people per team. PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE IN ADVANCE by emailing gedlingct@gmail.com as numbers are limited – please do not turn up on the night.

If you are unable to come, please consider giving us a donation using the link provided. Anything you can contribute will help us to keep the site safe and beautiful for the wonderful wildlife and all of us who love visiting.

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

    Mar
    1
    Fri
    Quiz Night is back! – SOLD OUT!
    Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
    St George’s Centre, Victoria Road, Netherfield NG4 2NN The quiz starts at 7pm and tickets are £5 per head with a maximum of 6 people per team. PLEASE BOOK YOUR PLACE IN ADVANCE as numbers are limited. Read more about the quiz night here
    Mar
    10
    Sun
    Monthly Bird Count
    Mar 10 @ 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
    Tue
    Wildlife Walk
    Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Spring is coming fast. See what animals and plants are already on show. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.

    Mar
    17
    Sun
    Wildlife Walk
    Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Spring is coming fast. See what animals and plants are already on show. Meet at the footbridge onto the reserve.

    Apr
    14
    Sun
    Monthly Bird Count
    Apr 14 @ 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.