Forests & Nature Reserves in Lincolnshire

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Legbourne Wood, Legbourne, Lincolnshire

Legbourne Wood, Legbourne

Brimming with widlife, Legbourne Wood is one of the largest ancient woods on the eastern side of the county. It is also one of Lincolnshire Trusts largest wooded reserves. Populated with ash and oak, there have been recorded an astonishing sixtiy species of wildflowers offerin...

Axholme Line Nature Reserve, Haxey, Lincolnshire

Axholme Line Nature Reserve, Haxey

The reserve is a 2 km stretch of a former railway line consisting of areas of grassland, woodland and scrub. The Axholme Joint Railway traversed the area, but the line has now been abandoned. There are still railway stations in Crowle and Althorpe on the line between Scunthorpe and Sheffield....

Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney, Lincolnshire

Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney

Hill Holt Wood is many things. Stunning woodland open to the public every day. A social enterprise with charitable status. A way of working with the local community to create a better environment, provide employment and reach out to those in need. Visit from dawn ’til dusk every day of the w...

Swanholme Lakes Nature Reserve, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Swanholme Lakes Nature Reserve, Lincoln

Swanholme Lakes Local Nature Reserve was formed from a series of flooded sand and gravel pits. After quarrying finished in the 1960s vegetation was able to colonise and this has resulted in a mosaic of different habitat types in an area covering 63 hectares. Access can be gained via Hartsholme Co...

Woodhall Spa Airfield Nature Reserve, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Woodhall Spa Airfield Nature Reserve, Woodhall Spa

Woodhall Spa Airfield is the site for a new nature reserve in the county and is busy with wildlife. There is parking but access is through a locked gate, Please contact 01507 526667 during office hours for the access code. It is requested that you remain on the runway at all times to preserve...

Fiskerton Fen Nature Reserve, Lincoln, Lincolnshire

Fiskerton Fen Nature Reserve, Lincoln

Between April and July is the most rewarding time to visit Fiskerton Fen nature reserve but with it being available all year round it's worth a visit at anytime. Consisting of wet fendland with open water and reedbeds there is an abundance of wildlife and wetland animals. There are large areas...

Messingham Sand Quarry, Messingham, Lincolnshire

Messingham Sand Quarry, Messingham

With the aid of volunteers and contractors the quarry has been transformed into a popular nature reserve. There are bare scrapes, mossy wetland and undergrowth populated with a growing array of wildlife. A delightful place to visit.

Willow Tree Fen, Deeping St Nicholas, Lincolnshire

Willow Tree Fen, Deeping St Nicholas

Part of the county's wildlife trust, you can get up close and personal with nature at Willow Tree Fen. There are three waymarked routes around a landscape of shallow meres, seasonally flooded pastures, hay meadows and reedbeds. It can be challenging for disabled ramblers and those with pushcha...

Londonthorpe Woods, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Londonthorpe Woods, Grantham

Located near Grantham, Londonthorpe is a delightful stretch of mature woodland. There are open meadows, a pond and winding grass pathways though the trees. Riotous colours spread during the warmer seasons but the woodland can still be enjoyed in autumn and winter. There is parking nearby bu...

Covenham Reservoir, Louth, Lincolnshire

Covenham Reservoir, Louth

Situated in a beautiful rural spot, Covenham Reservoir is available all year round. With a vast 216 acres of water, which is easily accessed from the slipway, it boasts a wealth of stunning wildlife, especially during the warmer seasons. Image courtesy of go birding (link below).

Conesby Quarry, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Conesby Quarry, Scunthorpe

Thanks to charitable donations and management by local council, Conesby Quarry is one of many brownfield sites in the county. Populated with rare and common invertebrates it is a perfect spot to enjoy the open spaces of North Lincolnshire.

Frampton Marsh RSPB Nature Reserve, Frampton, Lincolnshire

Frampton Marsh RSPB Nature Reserve, Frampton

Whether you’re looking for a relaxing walk through a beautiful landscape, fun family activities to engage the kids with nature or the chance to see some fantastic wildlife, RSPB Frampton Marsh is the place to visit.We have a modern Visitor Centre with toilets, hot and cold drinks and snacks and be...

Barton Clay Pits Visitor Centre, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincolnshire

Barton Clay Pits Visitor Centre, Barton-upon-Humber

The Barton Clay Pits once supplied clay for thriving brick and tile-making industries have now been flooded and transformed into a nature reserve. The Clay Pits Nature Reserve covers a 5 mile area along the Humber bank offering attractive walks and opportunities to view local wildlife, especially...

Atkinsons' Warren Local Nature Reserve, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Atkinsons' Warren Local Nature Reserve, Scunthorpe

A delightful area of rural woods with wide open grassland. There is a mix of habitats including a variety of wildlife and developing trees. It is an ideal spot for walks and relaxation. Follow the link below for further information.

Sawcliffe Hill Nature Reserve, Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire

Sawcliffe Hill Nature Reserve, Scunthorpe

This nature reserve covers 14.3 hectares of reclaimed iron stone mining land. There is fenced in woodland, pathways, open rides and areas provided for picnics. It is a quiet location on the outskirts of Scunthorpe and a particular point offers stunning views across the city. The...