Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust - Snipe Dales
The attractive valleys of Snipe Dales, fretted by streams, offer wonderful views of the southern Lincolnshire Wolds.
Snipe Dales is one of the few semi-natural wet valley systems still surviving in Lincolnshire. It is an area of two halves with mixed woodland in the Country Park and wet valleys, grassland and scrub in the nature reserve. This diversity supports a wide range of birds and other wildlife including butterflies and dragonflies.
Walking through the landscape is pleasant at any time of year. In autumn and winter, treecreepers and goldcrests forage in the woodlands, along with siskin and bramblings. In the spring, with the return of migrating warblers and the breeding season getting underway, the valleys and woods are filled with bird song.
Who to contact
Where to go
Snipe Dales Country Park & Nature Reserve
- PE23 4JB
- Specific age range
- All ages
- 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