New reserve for borough

EREWASH now has seven nature reserves, after a mixed woodland and grassland site in Long Eaton has been granted recognition this week.

Manor Farm, off Nottingham Road, contains a section of the River Erewash and tributary Springfield Brook.

There is also a footpath through the site and a number of informal paths created by the many horse riders and walkers who use it.

The reserve can be found on the Erewash Valley Trail, which includes more than 30 miles of waterway and countryside to cyclists and walkers.