Freiston Shore

Description

This RSPB nature reserve is on the shores of The Wash. It provides excellent views of water birds on the salt water lagoon, especially at high tide when wading birds roost - sometimes in their thousands. The reserve is made up of wet grassland as well as the salt water lagoon.

Dogs must be kept on the path and under close control.

There is a parking charge.

Distance

There are two linear routes.

  • route one: 0.7 miles (1.1km) there and back
  • route two: 2.4 miles (3.9 km) there and back 
Starting point
RSPB Freiston Shore
Freiston
Boston
PE22 0LY
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Accessibility and suitability

Tarmac surface parking is available for the disabled. The adjacent car park is made up of compacted stone in places. 

Route one

The path surface consists of compacted stone with some loose stones. 

  • Steepest uphill section: 1:6 (16%) for a distance of 40m
  • Steepest downhill section: 1:6 (16%) for a distance of 40m
  • Narrowest point: all paths are over one metre wide. The entrance to the bird hide is 88cm
  • Greatest cross slope: both routes one and two are level

Route two

The path surface consists of old concrete road.

  • Steepest uphill section: 1:9 (11%) for a distance of 26m
  • Steepest downhill section: 1:9 (11%) for a distance of 26m
  • Narrowest point: all paths are over one metre wide. One gate access that is 99cm wide
  • Greatest cross slope: both routes one and two are level
Facilities available on this walk
  • refreshments available in Boston
  • nearest toilets located in Boston
Features of this walk
  • Countryside for All
  • wildlife interest
  • woodlands
Map of starting point
Further Information