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 

We’re pleased to report all tree works on site has now been completed in time for the bird-nesting season – this will improve the viewpoints around the lakes as well as creating a more diverse habitat for the wildlife. Our hardy volunteers have been clearing up all the debris left behind and have begun installation of fencing to make the site more secure.

Now that Spring has finally arrived, we are seeing far more wildlife – recently we’ve spotted little egrets, badger tracks, mandarin ducks, red kites, tufty ducks, Canada geese, great crested grebes, cormorants, stoats, coots and mallards to name but a few. Summer migrant birds are starting to arrive to the site – listen out and you might hear the distinctive sound of the cuckoo!

During the summer months we plan to offer a series of guided walks around the site for local people to see the changes we’ve made for the benefit of wildlife and people – look out for details on our Greensand Trust Facebook and Instagram pages, follow us on Twitter @GreensandTrust or visit our website

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