Plan your visit
Open 7 days a week, dawn till dusk.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park cost
Up to 2 hours £1; More than 2 hours £2
- Other discounts
RSPB members and Blue Badge holders park for free.
How to get here
On leaving the station, head west into the village along Station Road. At the end of Station Road, continue straight across at the traffic lights into Bell Lane then turn left to come down Church Street and Cottage Lane. You will see a track as you reach a bend to the left (this is signposted RSPB). Take that track and you will find the RSPB car park. Go past the car park - the way to the reserve is straight ahead through the gate and up through the wood. The reserve entrance is approximately 800m. The total walking time is approx. 50 minutes.
The Collingham service bus is the 367 and it is able to drop off just past the junction of the A1133 and Cottage Lane – there is a pull off where large lorries wait. There is a similar pull in on the opposite side of the road. Passengers can request to be dropped off here and be picked up on the opposite side of the road but if being picked up MUST make themselves known clearly to the driver by sticking their arm out in good time for him/her to stop.
National Cycle Route 64 runs along the eastern boundary and past the site entrance.
At the Newark Showground roundabout, take the A1133 exit signposted towards Gainsborough and Collingham. After 2.5 miles, immediately after the level crossing, turn left into Cottage Lane. The gated entrance to the car park is 50m along the lane. Please note: there is a height restriction barrier of 2.2m.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Information for dog owners
Due to sensitive wildlife, dogs are not permitted on the reserve other than assistance dogs.