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Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust - Whisby Nature Park

Whisby Nature Park is a beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of wildlife, walks and trails. Once barren and lifeless, this amazing place now abounds with wildlife. The park was created by quarrying for sand and gravel, but nature has reclaimed the pits and bare sand, creating habitats for many species.

The lakes at Whisby Nature Park, near Lincoln, are surrounded by grassland, marsh, scrub and willow carr. Elements of the original landscape, from before quarrying also remain, with fragments of heathland, old hedgerows and a small oak woodland.

In spring and summer, flocks of tits and finches are joined by warblers. The lakes attract feeding sand martins and swallows, and terns nest on the islands. Chiffchaffs, reed and sedge warblers can be heard. Whisby Nature Park has also become famous for nightingales.

Autumn brings the first sight of winter birds such as goldcrests, redpolls and grey wagtails. In winter, the water levels are at their highest and wildfowl are numerous.

Visit the Natural World Centre website for details of the Visitor Centre and cafe.

Who to contact

Telephone
01522 500676
E-mail
whisbynp@lincstrust.co.uk
Website
Whisby Nature Park
Parent Organisation
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Where to go

Address
Whisby Nature Park
Moor Lane
Thorpe-on-the-hill
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
Postcode
LN6 9BW

Other Details

Costs

Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£2.00 - Parking

Availability

Specific age range
All ages
Local Offer

Local Offer

Specialist Facilities

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities organisation and takes its responsibilities in that regard very seriously. The Trust has been able to adapt paths in some of its reserves to make them more suitable for wheelchairs and those who suffer from difficulties with mobility.

Good all-weather wheelchair access is available at the four major visitor sites:

  • Whisby Nature Park
  • Gibraltar Point
  • Snipe Dales
  • Far Ings

Whisby Nature Park, Gibraltar Point and Far Ings have fully accessible Visitor Centre and toilet facilities.

Electric scooters are available for hire at Whisby Nature Park. Advance booking is required, for details please contact:

  • Natural World Centre, Whisby Nature Park on 01522 688868

There are nature reserves at which good views can be had from car parks or verges. These include Red Hill, Gibraltar Point, Whisby Nature Park, Deeping Lakes, Duke's Covert, South Witham Verges, Fairfield Pit, Kirkby Moor and Kirkby Gravel Pits.

If in doubt about visiting any reserve please check first.

This service is listed for your information. Its inclusion on the Family Services Directory does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by Lincolnshire County Council. For more information, go to Terms & Conditions

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