Wildlife Sites in Rushcliffe

Bunny & Gotham Moors

How to get there:

A network of footpaths criss cross the moors with pinch points at the Great Central Railway with some lengths following the headlands of Fairham Brook.

The land between Bunny/Ruddington and Gotham is flat and must once have been a magnificent wetland area with snipe, redshank, curlew etc. Although the whole area has been thoroughly drained it retains some interest for its flat horizon which suits the very occasional harrier and Short-eared Owl. The brook though was canalised and over-deepened in the 1970s and the current drainage authority still has no notion of sympathetic management; in 2014 Kingfishers were seen regularly but the DA felled all the trees so now they have nowhere to perch.

NGR SK 558 302

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