Wildlife Sites in Rushcliffe

Green Line

How to get there:

Access is from Devonshire Road, Melton Road or Boundary Road. For visitors by car, park in the Leisure Centre car Park on Boundary Road at the southern end of the Green Line.


The Green Line is a length of abandoned railway (the northern end of the former Midland Railway) running from Boundary Road (opposite the Rushcliffe Leisure Centre) to the junction of Melton Road with Glebe Road. It is owned by Rushcliffe Borough Council and was saved from housing development by the community but its management became neglected. Recently, the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, under a service level agreement with the council, is managing the line for its patches of species-rich grassland and encouraging a Friends group to take on its future care with the Trust's assistance.
There is lots of tall woodland with associated bird life and shady areas with lots of Hart's-tongue and Male Fern, and the grassland has Greater Knapweed and Enchanter's Nightshade.

The Friends of the Green Line have their own website

NGR SK 586 365

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Green Line from Boundary Road
Green Line from Boundary Road