Photo by: Derek Doar
Nottingham and Notts Photographic Society

Places to visit

Native British Wild Flowers
Maple farm, coach gap lane, langar, Notts

Naturescape wild flower farm produces numerous native species of wildflowers and grasses, seed collections, meadows, lawns, climbers, wild rose plants, shrubs, trees, hedge plants, pond, marsh, bulbs, corms and more

Visit the farm to view the plants and the many forms of wildlife they attract.

A state-of-the-art eco-friendly building, surrounded by water, in the heart of a picturesque nature reserve within easy reach of Nottingham & Derby.
Britain's greatest Mediaeval experience at Warwick Castle. From a Mediaeval household in the Kingmaker exhibition to a Victorian 'Royal Weekend Party'. Kingmaker feasts and Highwayman Suppers most Fridays and Saturdays.
Pensthorpe is set in 500 acres of beautiful countryside with miles of nature trails to explore through ancient fen meadows, woodland and a superb series of lakes. Pensthorpe is home to a fine collection of waterfowl including endangered exotic waterfowl from around the world.
This is the Butterfly Conservation Website.
Crich Tramway Village.
Nestling high up in the heart of Derbyshire overlooking the famous Derwent Valley and open almost throughout the year, Crich Tramway Village is a lovingly restored period village that is also home to the National Tramway Museum and its world renowned archives.
National Water Sports Centre (Events)
Purpose built to facilitate the training of elite athletes and the holding of National and International whitewater rafting and water skiing sporting events. The Centre is set in 270 acres of country park and boasts a 2000m Regatta Lake, White Water Slalom Course and Water Skiing Lagoon.
Tropical Butterfly House
North Anston, near Sheffield
Newark Air Museum
The museum's collection currently stands at 70 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. These include transport, training and reconnaissance aircraft and helicopters and a diverse selection of jet fighters and bombers.

BLUEBELL WOODS of YOXALL LODGE
With some 100 acres of native woodland and pasture on our family run, working farm, our walks offer a variety of habitats that support a wealth of flora and fauna. In addition to the carpets of bluebells that flourish in their undisturbed environment, we have other spring favourites including primrose, violets, wood sorrel and kingcup.

Pause at our picnic viewpoint and soak up the breathtaking vista as a buzzard soars overhead or immerse yourself beneath the newly opened tree canopy and listen to the birdsong.