Whisby Nature Park, Whisby, Lincolnshire

Whisby Nature Park, Whisby, Lincolnshire

Whisby Nature Park is managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of its partners North Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

A stunning 150 hectare local nature reserve, it is sited 7 miles south-west of Lincoln, on Moor Lane directly north of the village of Thorpe on the Hill. The entrance leads to the Whisby Natural World complex of buildings and car-parks. Binoculars and electric wheelchair 'buggies' can be hired.

Inside, there is a complex of small, medium and large flooded gravel pits, which have now become 'greened' by up to 40 years of natural colonization and most now show superficially little sign of their industrial heritage. There are seven hides placed to overlook various lakes, with four of them at Grebe Lake.

Access through the Nature Park comprises old industrial tracks and clay banks around the former excavations, and the total length approaches 6.5 miles. Around half is hard surface, including virtually all of the routes south of the railway.

Dogs on leads are welcomed. There are five dog-waste bins around Thorpe Lake to help owners to keep the Nature Park clean.

Address Whisby Nature Park
Moor Lane
Telephone 01522 500676
Area More information on Whisby