A great place for your dog to get muddy and have a good sniff about and expore the countryside.
A popular place for dog walking you will normally find a few dogs and their owners enjoying a walk. There are a few pretty walks that take about 1 hour but if you want a shorter walk then there are plenty of opportunites to do so. In the summer there is a whole field full of sunflowers which looks beautiful.
If you need a car park there are a few places in the free carpark at the entrance to the Headstocks.
The Reserve, created on the site of the former Brinsley Colliery and the old mineral railway line that linked the colliery with Underwood, and consists of a variety of habitats, which are linked by well-established paths, most of which can be walked throughout the year.
There are hundereds of species of wildflowers established and this is creating a haven for butterflies with more than 20 species recorded. Birds are also present in good numbers with over 70 species recorded on or around the site.
Suggested Route :
Leaving the car park on the old mineral line walk through the Headstocks meadow, and around the wooded hill; take the bridge over the brook and keeping left follow the path around long meadow. You can stop at the pond where on a warm sunny day your dog can have a cool off.
Carry on along the meadow footpath to rejoin the old mineral railway line, turning right to returning to the car park. Look out for the Grey Squirrels who are often seen in and around trees along the railway line.