A 5.4ha site consisting of woodland, wet flashes and meadows on a landscape formed through mining subsidence. The site, owned by Leicestershire County Council, includes a rolled stone car park and link paths. Wheelchair users may need assistance in places.
Designated as a Local Nature Reserve, Saltersford Valley was awarded a Forestry Authourity Centre of Excellence award in 1994. Oak, ash, cherry, hazel, guelder rose and dogwood plantings form a native woodland. Open grass areas are being managed as traditional hay meadows. On the banks of the flashes there are fishing platforms for the disabled and a board walk gives access accross part of the lake. Look out for the two wooden sculptures on the theme of fishing, sculpted by Simon Todd and chosen by local people.
A leaflet is available from Leicestershire County Council.