Clarborough Tunnel

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Clarborough Tunnel: The 5 hectares reserve consists of four sections; an old orchard and garden (now grassed over) adjacent to the reserve entrance and three areas of spoil deposited during cutting of the railway tunnel in 1849 covered with dense woodland, woodland and scrub, and grassland. Most of the reserve is over the tunnel itself. The grassland, which is dominated by upright brome and tor grass, is rich in flowering plants including cowslip, birds foot trefoil, wild carrot, hoary plantain, knapweed, yellow-wort, spiny restharrow, ox-eye daisy and several species of orchid. The reserve is also home to a healthy population of pyramidal orchids. The scrub consists mainly of hawthorn, privet, sycamore and crab apple, with woody climbing and rambling plants including rose species, black bryony and ivy. Buckthorn and laurel are also present.

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Nottinghamshire, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Clarborough Nature Reserve, Clarborough Reserve

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The reserve entrance is 3 miles from Retford on the Retford to Gainsborough railway line. Access is via the unclassified Retford to Leverton road, turning down a rough track to Rathole Lane Crossing.

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Free

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Email: info@nottswt.co.uk
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