This former clay pit was used as a fish nursery until it was taken over by Butterfly Conservation. It was owned by the Environment Agency, but was formally handed over to the Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation in December 2013.

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    Other species

    • Silver-washed Fritillary
    • Grass Snake
    • Willow Emerald 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 Bee Orchid, Betony and the unusual Adder's-tongue fern.

        The pool supports many species of dragonfly and damselfly, as well as a variety of aquatic molluscs and other pond-life. This small reserve attracts a notable range of birds, including Kingfishers and Grey Heron.

        Size: 0.8 hectares (2 acres)


        Grid Reference: TF 116715 Ordnance Survey map 121

        Site access and safety

        Access to the reserve is on a Permissive basis - there are no Public Rights of Way or designated Open Access areas.  Dogs are not allowed on this reserve.

        Please take care around the pond - it has deep water, and take care on paths as the ground is uneven.


        John Davison

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