Keyworth Meadow is a small field on the outskirts of the large village of Keyworth in south Nottinghamshire, central England. On its western margin flows Fairham Brook, to the south is arable land, to the north is a small pasture and to the east is Lings Lane, an unmade track, via which the meadow is accessed.

It has been owned and managed by Keyworth Parish Council since 1985. It is managed as a nature reserve and as an open-access piece of countryside where visitors can play, picnic and ponder.

This website provides information on the Meadow's history, natural history and current interest. There are links to useful sites on allied local interest and past editions of the Meadow Diary.

Open Day Walk 2024

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Leaders Neil Pinder and Mike Reid

Meet at the Burial Ground Car Park on Wysall Lane at 09.30 on Sunday 2nd June for a guided walk to see all things natural about the two Meadows.

Finish at about 12:30.

The Lings Lane Log is updated from time to time with sightings and photographs from the meadow and its vicinity. Occasional news is also reported on wildlife interest around the village. If you see some wildlife that you think others would be interested in, please let me know and I may use it here. 07981 928402 or email - see below.

If you have photos of the reserve from the past or stories of the meadow (or indeed the Lings Lane area in general) which you think could enhance the site, please forward them to me.

Risk Assessment The reserve is a safe place to visit but there are some hazards that it is best to be aware of especially if you are visiting for the first time or leading a group of youngsters. Please take a look at our Risk Assessment

Fauna and Flora

Information on the wildlife of the Meadow. The birds, insects, mammals and all the wonders of the area.

Meadow Diary

Articles that appeared in the Keyworth News, written by Ken Jackson under the pseudonym of Gilbert Jackson and later by Neil Pinder. These entries cover the years 2005 to 2011.

About the Meadow

Videos and articles about the history, experiences, location and management of the Meadow.

Lings Lane Log

A regular, illustrated diary of visits to the Meadow and the Lings Lane area from 2013 to the present.

Burial Ground Meadow

The field next to the Wysall Lane burial ground was sown as a wildflower meadow prior to it being needed for burials.