Wye Valley Nature Reserves

 

The Wye Valley is important for its ash woodland and limestone grassland. These five nature reserves are managed by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

 

Deep Dale Nature Reserve

A 15 minute drive from Buxton east along the A6, Deep Dale is a dry, dramatic limestone dale to the south of the River Wye and an important area for its plant life.

Sheldon, Derbyshire.

OL24 Grid Reference: 4165/3698

For more information from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, click here.

 

Chee Dale Nature Reserve

A spectacular, steep-sided gorge along the Monsal Trail.

Monsal Dale, Buxton.

OL24 Grid Reference: 4165/3698

Nearest parking is at Miller’s Dale Station or off the A6 at Blackwell.

For more information from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, click here.

 

Miller’s Dale Quarry & Nature Reserve

A disused quarry taken over by nature since the 1930s when it was abandoned. A 15minute drive from Buxton east along the A6, then northeast towards Tideswell.

Miller’s Dale, Buxton

OL24 Grid Reference: 4141/3731

For more information from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, click here.

 

Cramside Wood Nature Reserve

An area of majestic ancient ash woodland on the north side of the River Wye Valley.

Miller’s Dale, Buxton

OL24 Grid Reference: 4167/3731

For more information from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, click here.

 

Priestcliffe Lees Nature Reserve

A steep-sided limestone hillside above the River Wye, near Miller’s Dale. Known for its wildflowers and distinctive special flowers due to the quarry spoil heaps.

Miller’s Dale, Buxton

OL24 Grid Reference: 4152/3729

For more information from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, click here.

 

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