Whisby Nature Park - Grebe Lake


The park is made up of a series of flooded former gravel pits which are home to a wide variety of wildlife.

There is a visitor centre (Natural World Centre) with a shop, café, exhibitions and toilets. Outside there is a playground and Life Trail. 

Mobility scooters and wheelchairs can be hired. To book call 01522 688868.

The park is open dawn to dusk daily.


1.25 miles (two kilometres)

Starting point
Moor Lane
Thorpe on the Hill
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Whisby Nature Park is located off the A46, seven miles south-east of Lincoln. 

The car park is tarmac and there are marked disabled bays outside the centre. There is a charge for parking. 

The paths are compacted stone with some loose stones and tarmac. The route is mostly level or gently sloping. 

  • Steepest uphill section: 1:16 (6%) for a distance of eight metres (the entrance to one of the bird hides has a three metre slope of 1:7/14%)
  • Steepest downhill section: 1:14 (7%) for a distance of 12m
  • Narrowest point: all paths are over one metre wide but the entrance to two of the bird hides is 80cm
  • Greatest cross slope: all paths are level



Facilities available on this walk
  • refreshments available in the Boardwalk café (Natural World Centre)
  • nearest toilets located in the Natural World Centre
Features of this walk
  • Countryside for All
  • wildlife interest
  • woodlands
Map of starting point
Further Information