Clophill Lakes

The Greensand Trust wishes to establish a Nature Reserve, enabling otters, sand martins and colourful dragonflies in the wetlands, to skylarks and wildflowers in the grassland areas.  We will also provide public access in a sensitive and sustainable manner which conserves and enhances these emerging habitats, whilst enabling visitors to share in the benefits this very special environment provides.

Please help us achieve this by supporting our Clophill Lakes Appeal 

Establishment works are underway!

We’re delighted to let you know establishment work started at the site of our new nature reserve Clophill Lakes in early August with our contractors concentrating on installing the pathways and repairing bridges. The weather has been kind and allowed satisfactory progress. 

Over the coming months, work will continue in establishing the site to allow public access next year. We will be installing services, building the infrastructure of the site and developing Clophill Lakes Nature Reserve. There is still a huge amount of work to be done but we are all excited to see the early stages of development.

Heavy machinery will be on site continually and we would like to remind people that the whole area is a building site and very dangerous - please do not attempt to access the site.

We will keep you informed of our progress and once we are further along the development we will give an update on when we expect to be open.

We still need your donations to our appeal to help us progress this new nature reserve – please donate any amount you wish at