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Nature reserves

We work with local communities to establish and manage several local nature reserves. These are for the benefit of the wildlife, flora and for the enjoyment of visitors.

Cross O'Cliff Orchard

Cross O’Cliff Orchard, at a little under two hectares and at least 150 years old. It is one of the largest orchards that now remains containing unusual old varieties of pear.

Cross ocliff orchard

Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve

Gibraltar Point is a stretch of unspoilt coastline running from the edge of Skegness to the Wash. Known for its impressive views and diversity it is worth visiting in different seasons.

Gibralter point nature reserve

Horncastle Community Woodland

Situaited 1 mile south of the town Horncastle Community Woodland was planted by volunteers in 2002. It also includes a wildlife pond, fruit trees and a willow bed.

Horncastle Community Woodland

Limewoods National Nature Reserve

The Limewoods area is rich in history and wildlife. There are ancient woodlands, nature reserves, and archaeological sites.

Limewoods National Nature Reserve

Mareham Pastures Local Nature Reserve

Mareham Pastures is located near Sleaford. It has been transformed by the community and the council into an area for people and wildlife.

Mareham Pastures Local Nature Reserve

Nettleton Nature Reserve

Previously a landfill site Nettleton Nature Reserve is now a haven for wildlife. The grassland is great for wild flowers and birds.

Nettleton Nature Reserve

Snipe Dales Country Park and Nature Reserve

The valleys of Snipe Dales offer views of the southern Lincolnshire Wolds. It has one of the few surviving semi-natural wet valley systems. The park offers mixed woodland walks.

Snipe Dales Country Park and Nature Reserve

South Thoresby Warren Local Nature Reserve

South Thoresby Warren is 12 hectares in size and takes around 30 minutes to walk around. There is a circular all weather path and a willow hide.

South Thoresby Warren Local Nature Reserve

Whisby Nature Park

Close to Lincoln, Whisby Nature Park is made up of flooded gravel pits. There are trails, bird hides, a shop, café and exhibition space.

Whisby Nature Park

Within Lincolnshire there are many other nature reserves. More information is available from the Lincolnshire Wildlife TrustNatural England, and the Woodland Trust.