Welcome to The Hook

The reserve

The Hook Local Nature Reserve is a special green space situated between the River Trent and the Lady Bay residential area. The Hook was designated as a reserve in 2009, recognising its importance to the local and wider community. The site has a wide variety of habitats including river bank, open meadow, wildflower glades, woodland, scrubland and a also drainage dyke. A wildlife pond and community orchard have been established as part of the ongoing development of the site.


The Hook is owned and maintained by Rushcliffe Borough Council, who are supported by the Friends of The Hook Community Group and Nottingham Wildlife Trust. We follow a rolling management plan, with the aim of preserving and improving the richness of the environment, for the benefit of wildlife and for the enjoyment and appreciation of the many visitors to the reserve


Friends of The Hook provide a link between the local community and Rushcliffe Borough Council. The Group organises social and educational events, including birdwatching and wildflower walks and butterfly surveys. Working parties take place each month, for activities such as tree planting and wildflower sowing and for specific developments. Friends of the Hook are also actively involved in fundraising for all manner of wildlife related projects.

There’s something for everyone – please check the what’s on page and do make contact if you’re interested in getting involved: at friendsofthehook@gmail.co.uk