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Did you know there was a nature reserve on your doorstep?

Toton Fields Nature Reserve is located between Toton and Long Eaton – discover it  by taking a walk across two counties enjoying the natural beauty along the Erewash Valley  beginning in Manor Farm recreation Ground Toton NG9 6EL

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HABITAT: The reserve has a rich mix of habitats. More formal parkland quickly falls away into rough grassland and woodland. The River Erewash is probably the most important habitat as it flows through the reserve. This river was, until recently, heavily polluted from Victorian times but is now in good health.

FLORA AND FAUNA: With over 103 bird, 330 plant and 25 butterfly species recorded in the reserve, this is plenty to see.

HISTORY: within the park there are several archaeological sites dating back to the Domesday period. Most important of all, the park contains the site of the Manor House where rents were collected from tenants from as far away as Attenborough. The Manor House site was excavated in 2014 revealing Medieval, Tudor and Georgian finds – there is even evidence of flint working.

Investigations into a long gone watermill, ancient leat and other water courses are continuing. For more information visit http://totonunearthed.org.uk or contact Broxtowe Borough Council 0115 9177777

You can become a Friend of Toton Fields  by joining Friends of Toton Fields Group. This group aims to study, make known, conserve, enhance and protect Toton Fields Nature Reserve for more details email: friendsoftotonfields@gmail.com

information reproduced from Toton Fields Local Nature Reserve leaflet Broxtowe Borough Council

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