Whisby Nature Park - Coot Lake


Whisby Nature Park is made up of a series of flooded former gravel pits which are home to a wide variety of wildlife. The scrub around Coot Lake provides cover and breeding areas for a number of different species of bird including the nightlingale. As a result of this dogs are not allowed on this walk between April and July inclusive (except assistance dogs).

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

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

The park is open dawn to dusk daily. 


one mile (1.6km)

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.

There is a large car park which is tarmacked and has access to marked disabled bays just outside the Visitor Centre.

The path surfaces consist of compacted stone with some loose stones and tarmac. The route is mostly level or gently sloping.

  • Steepest uphill section: there is no slope greater than 1:25 (4%)
  • Steepest downhill section: there is no slope greater than 1:25 (4%)
  • Narrowest point: all paths are over one metre wide 
  • Greatest cross slope: 1:7 (14%) for a distance of 360m
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