Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve

Derbyshire, England

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About Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve

The Derbyshire Dales Nature Reserve comprises five distinct limestone valleys in the Peak District National Park, England. The valleys; Lathkill Dale, Cressbrook Dale, Monk’s Dale, Long Dale and Hay Dale cover an area of 365 hectares (902 acres). Over 85% of the land has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest to protect the important wildlife habitats and significant limestone geology.

The landscape includes valley woodlands, meadows, limestone heath, rivers and streams. One of the reserve’s major features is its limestone grassland. This beautiful habitat supports over 40 flower species and diverse insect populations. Hiking through the striking and unspoiled environment of the reserve is a popular tourist activity. Lathkill Dale is perfect for a relaxed stroll, while the other dales offer a challenging but worthwhile experience for the more proficient rambler.

Landscape Photography
Mountain Biking
Wildlife Watching
Derbyshire, England
Latitude: 53.1886, Longitude: -1.7257

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