Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve

Adventure & Leisure, Disabled Access, Family, Walking, Walking Friendly, Wildlife & Nature : Brighouse

Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve
Cromwell Bottom is one of the most important wildlife sites in Calderdale. Situated next to the Calder and Hebble Navigation, the River Calder runs through the reserve. The wetlands and meadows provide a variety of habitats for many insects, including butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies.

A bird feeding area attracts many birds to the site, including bullfinch, dunnock, woodpeckers, robins and redpoll. Other birds that can be seen or heard around the site include kingfishers, oystercatchers and curlew. Many mammals and amphibians have also made Cromwell Bottom their home.

The reserve is wheelchair friendly, with many of the paths being suitable for wheelchair access. The paths are generally smooth, and there are no steep gradients. A RADAR key is required to open the gate fully to allow easier access.

The reserve is accessed from the A6025 (Elland Road). Turn along a road by the side of Cromwell House (a large red brick building), then left under a height barrier into the small car park. The reserve is signposted from the far end of the car park. There are also buses that travel along the A6025.
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In the past, the site has been a quarry, a tip for ash from the old Elland power station, and a landfill site. Now it is a mix of woodland, wetlands and grasslands, and is rich in plants and wildlife. Situated next to the Calder and Hebble Navigation, the River Calder runs through the reserve.
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Short Description Cromwell Bottom is one of the most important wildlife sites in Calderdale. Situated next to the Calder and Hebble Navigation, the River Calder runs through the reserve. The wetlands and meadows provide a variety of habitats for many insects, including butterflies, moths, dragonflies and damselflies. A bird feeding area attracts many birds to the site, including bullfinch, dunnock, woodpeckers, robins and redpoll. Other birds that can be seen or heard around the site include kingfishers, oystercatchers and curlew. Many mammals and amphibians have also made Cromwell Bottom their home. The reserve is wheelchair friendly, with many of the paths being suitable for wheelchair access. The paths are generally smooth, and there are no steep gradients. A RADAR key is required to open the gate fully to allow easier access. The reserve is accessed from the A6025 (Elland Road). Turn along a road by the side of Cromwell House (a large red brick building), then left under a height barrier into the small car park. The reserve is signposted from the far end of the car park. There are also buses that travel along the A6025.
Accessability Override

Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve has almost 2 miles of wheelchair accessible paths (including the canal towpath) and additional informal paths which cover a distance of over a mile.

The reserve is wheelchair friendly, with many of the paths being suitable for wheelchair access. The paths are generally smooth, and there are no steep gradients.

A RADAR key is required to open the gate fully to allow easier access.

Type Adventure & Leisure, Disabled Access, Family, Walking, Walking Friendly, Wildlife & Nature
Location Brighouse
Address Cromwell Bottom Off Elland Road Brighouse West Yorkshire HD6 2RG
Phone Number 00
Web Address heartofthepennines.org.uk/shop
Recharge Point No
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Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve

Cromwell Bottom Off Elland Road Brighouse West Yorkshire HD6 2RG

Accessibility

Cromwell Bottom Local Nature Reserve has almost 2 miles of wheelchair accessible paths (including the canal towpath) and additional informal paths which cover a distance of over a mile.

The reserve is wheelchair friendly, with many of the paths being suitable for wheelchair access. The paths are generally smooth, and there are no steep gradients.

A RADAR key is required to open the gate fully to allow easier access.

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