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Feb 282018

As we’re spoiled for choice in Derbyshire for good birding sites, we have decided to stay fairly local for the next Club trip and are aiming for Carr Vale, a Derbyshire Wildlife Trust site near Bolsover, on Sunday, 29 April 2018.

Like Carsington, this wetland reserve is thought to be among the top five birding sites in the county.

We suggest meeting at 10am. Anyone interested in going should make their own way there by car, although if you are struggling to get there under your own steam, contact Chris Lamb (either by phoning 01629 820890 or e-mail at cflamb@yahoo.co.uk) who will try to organise a lift.

DIRECTIONS: From Chesterfield, head towards Bolsover on the A632 and, shortly after going over the M1 motorway, turn right at the second island you come to – along Riverside Way (there’s a sign to the Peter Fidler Reserve, which is adjacent to Carr Vale) – and park in the small car park at the top of this lane, beyond the industrial units.


Please note there is no visitor centre here, so no cafe or toilets are available.

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