To Friends of Portland Park

Welcome to Portland Park
Welcome to the Friends of Portland Park (fopp) website. We are a small, independent voluntary team committed to telling the story of Portland Park and promoting and enhancing this unique SSSI for the benefit of both the local community and for its rich diversity of flora and fauna, geology and social history. Explore Portland Park through our pages…
Walks in Portland Park
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One of the objectives of the fopp website is to tell the unique story of Portland Park and provide important information for visitors but also to become an online knowledge resource and archive with contributions from the people that visit.

The website is broken down into six main areas. These are
Flora, Fauna, Birds, Geology, History and Walks (see links below). Click through to read information relating to these and their impact on the park. As the site grows so will the information and fopp are keen to encourage contributions from the visiting public, especially photographs, videos, artefacts and anecdotes or experiences from the site that can be shared. If you have anything you think may be interesting then please contact us.
Flora of Portland Park
Birds - Chaffinch
Birds of Portland Park
Fauna - Grass Snake
Fauna of Portland Park
Geology - Dolomitic Limestone
Geology of Portland Park
Walks - Bottom path, Portland Park
Walks of Portland Park
History - Bess of Hardwick
History of Portland Park
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Photography Wanted!

'fopp' are looking for photographs of Portland Park. Contact us if you have anything of interest and we may feature on the site.

fopp meeting

To be announced

at the Duke of Wellington Arms, Church Street,
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire

Portland Park Visitor Centre
The Visitor Centre, opened in October 1994, is an environmentally friendly building and a centre of excellence for energy conservation. It offers an excellent range of both hot and cold food throughout the year along with changing exhibitions. The centre is also accessible to wheelchairs and has seen significant upgrades to these services in the last two years.

As well as the outstanding walks within Portland Park itself the centre is an ideal starting point for the Three Centres Trail, plus many other adjoining walks.

Lindleys Lane, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 9LA

Opening Times
Open daily 10.00am - 3.00pm
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Portland Park Visitor Centre
Portland Park Visitor Centre
Facilities at the Visitor Centre
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Portland Park has many short walks and trails.
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