Situated on a branch of the Erewash canal, near Ilkeston, about 8 miles from Derby. The wildlife haven of Kirk Hallam Lake and Meadows is close by and comprises a large lake, home to a variety of waterfowl.
Kirk Hallam is a small village situated on a branch of the Erewash canal, near Ilkeston, about 8 miles from Derby, 7 from Nottingham. It was mentioned in the Doomsday Survey. The wildlife haven of Kirk Hallam Lake and Meadows is closeby. The site comprises a large lake, a section of the River Nutbrook and a patchwork of meadows. The lake is home to a variety of waterfowl including swans, Canada geese, moorhen, mallard, great crested grebe and coot.
The riverside meadows have not been ploughed in living memory and are a refuge for many species of wildflowers including hemlock, lady's smock, buttercups, meadowsweet and a variety of different grasses. The river Nutbrook and its banks provide a valuable habitat for water voles and kingfishers.
Just 3 miles from the village of West Hallam where you can find the unique Bottle Kiln - from the fresh homemade food and treats in the Café to the diverse and inspiring range of products in our shops, you'll find an oasis of calm and visual delights to share with friends.
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