Portland Park Nature Reserve is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of it’s unusual geology – the 25 acre reserve has a band of Magnesian Limestone running through it’s soil. The Limestone helps to create perfect conditions for many rare and unusual plant species to grow and thrive, which in turn creates an area full of interesting and varied wildlife – perfect for a bit of wildlife spotting!
The park contains a network of pathways winding their way through woodland (some of which is thought to date back to 1600), parkland and wildflower meadows, providing a range of walking opportunities, alongside picnic areas, perfect for a family day out. The park also hosts a variety of events that take place throughout the year.
The Visitor Centre, which is a specially designed environmentally friendly building, including waste saving features such as a solar panel and compost toilet, is situated in the centre of the park and is fully accessible for wheelchair users. The centre provides a local information facility, a cafeteria and public conveniences.
A Portland Park visitors leaflet is available from the Visitors Centre.
Address: Lindleys Lane, Off Station Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 9LA
Telephone: 01623 721617 / 01623 721412