Our reserves

The Garganey Trust currently manages four nature reserves across the Yorkshire region.

Broomhill Flash

Wombwell, Barnsley

Located in a former industrial area dominated by coal mines and colliery villages, Broomhill Flash is a wonderful place. It forms one of many lakes, ponds and marshes along the valley of the River Dearne, an area of significant regional importance for wildlife, especially birds.

Broomill Flash on a moody October day
Broomhill Flash: A moody day in October

Clegg’s Meadow

Wombwell, Barnsley

Using seed harvested from an ancient wildflower meadow, we’ve converted 11 acres of farmland next to Broomhill Flash into a hay meadow. Named after the renowned broadcaster and naturalist Michael Clegg, it has an abundance of grasses and flowers, helping to reverse the nationwide decline of this special habitat.

Clegg’s Meadow: Full of cowslips in spring

Denby Delf

Upper Denby, Huddersfield

Once a working quarry, Denby Delf has reclaimed itself as a diverse natural wildlife habitat for many species of flora and fauna. Nestled within a patchwork of arable farmland, hay meadows and grassland, it has a range of habitats, each with their own features and species of wildlife.

The Orchid meadow at Denby Delf

Thunderbridge Meadows

Thunderbridge, Huddersfield

A mix of meadows, woodland, scrub and a stream are home or feeding ground for bees, butterflies, birds and bats at Thunderbridge Meadows.