image for Nature Reserve item typeNorbriggs Flash Nature Reserve

Nature Reserve, free entry

Hedging at the Nature Reserve

Hedging at the Nature Reserve


Chesterfield Tourist Information Centre

01246 345777/8


Bent Lane,
S43 3UG


Norbriggs Flash was once farmland with grazing pastures and growing crops but, today it offers grassland, hedgerow, wetland, woodland and scrub as well as arable farmland.

The site supports a variety of wildlife including locally and nationally important species such as the emperor dragonfly, grasshopper warbler, common water crowfoot, grass snake and common snipe.

The land is managed using traditional farming methods that encourage the wildlife to flourish, rather than competing with it. The Reserve sits in a river corridor which links to other important areas for wildlife including Netherthorpe Flash and Pools Brook Country Park.

Visitors are welcome and, with its link to the Cuckoo Way (the Chesterfield Canal towpath), plus footpaths into the surrounding countryside, it's a great place to start a walk.

Coach parties acceptedPicnic site

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Open all the time


Free entry



See location of Norbriggs Flash Nature Reserve on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 442750  Lat: 53.27014 Long: -1.33870

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A6135 towards Barlborough (signposted for Bolsover Castle). At roundabout take 3rd exit (A619) and follow road over M1 motowary. Continue to follow road for approx 2 miles, passing Norbriggs Primary School on right. Take 2nd right turn after school onto Bent Lane.

From East
Follow A617 to M1 motorway roundabout and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 junction 30 and follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and, at traffic lights, go straight on. At next roundabout select right hand lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway roundabout and take 1st exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at next junction (30) and follow route from North/South.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Chesterfield station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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