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The Avenue Washlands Reserve

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Nice walk

What a shame the centre had to close and that building work is now going on close-by but this did... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2017
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
excellent reserve and now coupled up to the new country park fantastic

Title says it all really; this tranquil washlands reserve is a little oasis and has been... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul F
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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3 weeks ago
“excellent reserve and now coupled up to the new country park fantastic”
19 Sep 2018
“Spoilt by graffiti and discarded beer cans.”
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Wingerworth, Chesterfield, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Title says it all really; this tranquil washlands reserve is a little oasis and has been transformed over the years from waste land really. The newly opened country park that this empties into makes a great addition and you can walk for ages taking in...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This is a lovely setting but it now spoilt by graffiti and discarded beer cans. We have visited this reserve many times and always found it very pleasant but it must attract the wrong types in the evening.

Thank Redrum035
Reviewed January 8, 2017

What a shame the centre had to close and that building work is now going on close-by but this did not detract from our annual poddle around the place. I like to view from the hide & walk to the stream, even to go under...More

2  Thank LibbyM333
Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

For those that don't know this nature reserve is one that took an overgrown,disused branch line to a long derelict coking plant complete with massive cooling towers (which are now a distant memory) and turned it into somewhere you can visit time and again. Work...More

Thank kevin b
Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a very small and unobtrusive reserve. I'd not make a special trip to see it. The Peter Fidler reserve near Bolsover is much bigger and more interesting.

Thank 603Jim
Reviewed July 1, 2015

I come here to walk regularly and love this place, it's hard to explain, but it has a really nice feel to it, good for us amateur photographers aswell. I was in two minds whether to post on trip advisor, as selfishly I don't want...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed April 15, 2015

I have been here on three occasions and I applaud the work they have done here. However don't expect to see anything unusual. Only ever seen common species but that may change through the year. I live within walking distance so will keep popping down...More

Thank Andyt2120
Reviewed September 24, 2014

I've visited since the Washlands opened about 8 years ago, and each year, whatever the season, it just gets better and better. Birds butterflies, moths and mammals make their homes here, or pass through on migration. The site close to Chesterfield, and easily accessible even...More

2  Thank Jjo W
Reviewed May 12, 2013

This small reserve is great it has multiple habitats and lots of wildlife to find. The reserve is split in half by the Railway so on the East of the tracks there is Wetland areas where the old sidings used to be and the river...More

6  Thank Madcaravanner
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