Daneshill Lakes - Retford
This easy walk takes you around the lovely Daneshill Lakes Nature Reserve near Retford. There's wetlands, woodland, grassland, flowering plants and lots of wildlife to look out for on the site. Look out for grebes, swans, willow warbler, whitethroat, and blackcap on your walk. There's a free on-site car park from which you can start the walk. To the south there's the more popular open water section, while to the north there's some peaceful woodland trails to enjoy.
The reserve is located just to the west of Idle Valley Nature Reserve. The expansive reserve covers 450 hectares with hundreds of species of wetland birds to look out for.
To the south of the site you can pick up the Chesterfield Canal to continue your waterside walking. The towpath can be followed into Retford or towards Ranby.
PostcodeDN22 8LW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Daneshill Lakes Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Daneshill Lakes Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Daneshill Lakes OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Daneshill Lakes Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Dogs are welcome at the reserve but please ensure they are kept under control.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Retford Canal Walk uses a section of the Chetsterfield Canal and the Trent Valley Way to create a circular route through the area. The route takes you along the canal towpath before heading through the countryside to visit some of the local villages.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Nottinghamshire Walks page.