Saltersford Valley Picnic Area
Saltersford Valley is a seven-hectare site in The National Forest which has open water areas known as 'flashes'. These result from mining subsidence that causes the Saltersford Brook to flood. There are sites planted with new native woodland and open areas managed as grassland, which feature wild flowers.
The site was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in 2004.
- Measham Road, Oakthorpe, DE12 7RF.
- Free car park, open daily 9am - 4pm (Oct - Mar), 9am - 7pm (Apr - Sept)
- The stone-surfaced paths are suitable for all users. Wheelchair users will need assistance in some places
- Location Map Detailed map of Saltersford Valley Picnic Area
Wildlife and History
Learn more about the wide range of flora and fauna spotted on this site by visiting the Wildlife page, or to discover more about the history of Saltersford Valley visiting the History page.
The Country Park Service has a number of different volunteer groups that work at various Country Parks throughout the year. The Beacon Hill Volunteer Group get together on the second and third Sundays of the month, occasionally working at Sheet Hedges.
Tel: 0116 305 5000 (8.30am - 5pm Mon - Thu, 8.30am - 4.30pm Fri). Outside of these times, emergencies only please.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Emails are checked during the week. You will not receive a response to your email at weekends or Bank Holidays.
Page Last Updated: 30 November 2012