The site hosts a wide range of plants and wild life.

One boundary of the site is made up of an ancient hedge that can be traced back hundreds of years. The hedge once bordered an ancient track linking communities

There are few old trees on the site, most were removed when the pit was operating, but many thousands of new trees have been planted around the site creating new areas for nature

All the trees planted on site are native to Derbyshire which include Holly,

Alder buckthorn, Buckthorn, Wych elm, Silver birch,

Alder, Hazel, Ash, Privet , Willow, Common Oak, Hawthorn and Sycamore

The site contains several bodies of water, from a large lake to several smaller ponds, and a number of small streams