This former clay pit was used as a fish nursery until it was taken over by Butterfly Conservation. It is owned by the Environment Agency and permission is needed for access
- Water Vole
- Water Shrew
- Banded Demoiselle (damselfly)
There is a beautiful meadow area at the south-east end. A sheltered sunny south-west facing bank leads down to a pond, which covers about a third of the site.
Large hedgerows with mature ash and oak trees surround part of the site. There is a good show of cowslips in the spring and the fine summer wildflower display includes Greater Burnet-saxifrage, Betony and the unusual Adderstongue fern.
The pool supports many species of dragonfly and damselfly as well as variety of aquatic molluscs and other pond-life. This small reserve attracts a notable range of birds including kingfishers and nightingales.
Size: 0.8 hectares (2 acres)
Grid Reference: TF 117 716 Ordinance Survey map 121
Infrequent buses from Bardney to Lincoln pass via Stainfield, 1.5 miles from the reserve.
Access and Safety
Access by permission from the reserve manager - see contact details below.
Take care around the pool, it has steep banks.
- Lisheen, Barlings Lane, Langworth, Lincoln LN3 5DA
- Telephone: 01522 754214