Isleham LNR
Designated site name: Isleham LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  
County: CAMBRIDGESHIRE Natural England Area Team: West Anglia (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 01/04/2008 Declaring Authority: Cambridgeshire County Council
Area (Ha): 1.12 Grid Reference: TL 636 726
Owned By:  Cambridgeshire County Council Managed By:  Cambridgeshire County Council and Friends of Isleham Nature Reserve
Location: Isleham, Ely. CB7
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

The site is between the villages of Isleham and Fordham. The reserve is found about 1.5 miles down the road to Fordham from Ely, on the right hand side of the road coming from Isleham.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The site is a disused railway with species rich chalk grassland and hedgerows.
Flowers include field scabious, greater knapweed, broomrape, St John's wort, wild marjoram, salad burnett, tufted vetch and bladder campion. The grassland is good for a variety of butterflies.
Birds such askylarks, yellowhammer and bullfinches use the reserve in winter.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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