This three-hectare Lafarge Tarmac site at Syston in Leicestershire forms a distinct phase in a rather larger sand and gravel working. It was operated for 14 years from 1985 and subsequently restored to create two small lakes with shallows, ponds and deeper water surrounded by grassland. Small areas of woodland and species-rich hedgerows have been planted.
The entry is a joint one with the Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust, who now own and manage it both for its biodiversity and as accessible outdoor recreation space for local residents. The site is an attractive one and is regarded as a valuable part of the wider recreation and wildlife corridor along the Soar valley.