Wildlife

Wildlife sites and nature reserves within 15 miles of Woodhall Spa. 

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust: http://www.lincstrust.org.uk/

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Moor Farm Nature Reserve

Kirkby-on-Bain
Lincolnshire Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 273 - Lincolnshire Wolds South

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One mile north east of village centre. Mosaic of heath, dry and wet pastures, bog and woodland, on Fen-edge sands and gravels. Over 240 species of plant, 100 of bird, 24 of butterfly and 250 of moth have been recorded.

For further information visit the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website: https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/moor-farm

Updated 26 Dec 19


 

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Roughton Moor Wood Nature Reserve

Roughton Moor Wood Nature Reserve

Woodhall Spa
Lincolnshire Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 273 - Lincolnshire Wolds South

From Royal Square walk east along Station Road and The Broadway as far as St Peter's Church. Turn right here on to Iddesliegh Road, bear left almost immediately onto Sylvan Avenue and then turn left onto Tor 'O' Moor Road. Turn right onto Kirkby Lane and continue two hundred yards past the cemetery (where the path comes to an end) to the entrance to the Nature Reserve on the left (Grid Reference: TF 212632). The reserve can also be accessed from the Horncastle Road, 100 metres west of Bainland Country Park.

This woodland consists of Oak, Birch, Rowan and Scots pine. Regenerated on former heathland, some remnants of which still survive in open glades. Impressive avenue of ageing Corsican pines planted apparently as the approach to a large house, which was never built.

Varied bird population, including Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper, Coal Tit and Goldcrest. Fungi are also a notable feature.

For further information visit the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website: https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/roughton-moor-wood

Updated 26 Dec 19


 

Small Copper

Kirkby Moor Nature Reserve

Kirkby-on-Bain & Tattershall Thorpe

parkingLincolnshire Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 273 - Lincolnshire Wolds South.

From Royal Square walk east along Station Road and The Broadway as far as St Peter's Church. Turn right here on to Iddesliegh Road, bear left almost immediately onto Sylvan Avenue and then turn left onto Tor 'O' Moor Road. Turn right onto Kirkby Lane and continue past the cemetery (where the path comes to an end) and entrance to Ostler's Plantation on the right. The reserve is on the right

Largest remnant of the once extensive heathlands of the Woodhall district. The sands and gravels here were deposited in delta conditions on the edge of the great Fenland Lake during the last Ice Age. A large part of the reserve is dominated by heather, bracken and wavy hair-grass, together with moss and lichen communities. The southern part of the reserve is low lying and contains a lake originally made as a reservoir. There is oak, birch and pine woodland, and developing birch, hawthorn and sallow scrub with rowan and alder buckthorn. 250 species of plant, 275 moths, 20 butterflies and 11 dragonflies recorded so far. About 60 species of birds breed on the reserve in most years and over 100 species have so far been recorded.

For further information visit the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website: https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/kirkby-moor

Updated 26 Dec 19


 

Kirkby Gravel Pits Nature Reserve

Tattershall Thorpe

parkingLincolnshire Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 273 - Lincolnshire Wolds South.

This reserve can be accessed from the Kirkby-on-Bain to Coningsby road (Grid Reference: 236609)

Marsh/Wetland

Much of the reserve consists of worked-out shallow sandpits with some grassland, willow scrub and recently planted trees. Excellent birdwatching site.

Spring and summer - breeding birds, such as Oystercatcher, Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers, Common Tern. Lesser Black-Backed Gulls have also been known to nest here.

Migration: Dunlin, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Green and Wood Sandpipers and Ruff are regular visitors, and Temminck’s stint has been recorded on several occasions.

Winter: Mallard, Feral Greylag Geese, Tufted Duck, Shoveler and many other ducks.

Kingfishers and Yellow Wagtails nest in the area. Sand Martin colony.

For further information visit the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website: https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/kirkby-gravel-pits

Updated 26 Dec 19


 

Brown Hairstreak Butterfly

Brown Hairstreak Butterfly

Chambers Farm Wood

Bardney, Lincolnshire

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 273 - Lincolnshire Wolds South.

This reserve is 10 miles north of Woodhall Spa and can be accessed from the Wragby to Bardney or Wragby to Horncastle road (Grid Reference: TF148738). Small leaved Lime woodland containing a wealth of butterflies.

For further information on Chambers Farm Wood visit the Forestry Commission website: www.forestry.gov.uk/website

Chambers Farm Wood forms part of the greatest concentration of Mediaeval small-leaved lime woodlands in Britain and has an almost unique concentration of mediaeval monastery sites.  To learn more  visit the Greater Lincolnshire Nature Partnership website: https://glnp.org.uk/

Updated 9 Aug 20


 

Snipe Dales Nature Reserve and Country Park

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 273 - Lincolnshire Wolds South.

This reserve is 10 miles north east of Woodhall Spa and can be accessed from the B1195 Horncastle to Spilsby Road:

Nature Reserve Grid Reference: TF 319683

Country Park Grid Reference: TF 330682

Breeding birds include grasshopper warbler, willow warbler, sedge warbler, meadow pipit and yellow hammer.

For further information visit the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust website: https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/snipe-dales

Updated 26 Dec 19


 

The Wildlife Trusts logoWoodhall Spa Airfield

Woodhall Spa Airfield was formerly the home of four brave RAF squadrons, including 617 ‘The Dambusters’ Squadron, but more recently was used as a sand and gravel quarry.

As a nature reserve it is a haven for wildlife as well as a place where visitors can share in the unique and peaceful atmosphere of this former airfield.

Website: www.lincstrust.org.uk/woodhall-airfield

Updated 4 Jan 21


 

Wolds Wildlife ParkWolds Wildlife Park

Louth Road
Horncastle
Lincolnshire
LN9 5LJ

Andrew Riddel and Tracy Walters are the owners and founders of Wolds Wildlife Park ltd. Their life-long passion for animals has shaped the park to what it is today, all animal residents are considered as a part of the family.

The collection began in 2013 when Andrew gifted Tracy a young female zebra, named Marty. Many animals that are present at Wolds Wildlife Park have been rehomed from other collections.

As the park began to grow many zoological professionals commended both Andrew and Tracy on the care given to their animals and the attention to detail shown when creating each exhibit. After realising that so many people were eager to see the animals, the concept of opening the collection to the public was formed.

Andrew and Tracy decided to open their gates to the public for two days in July 2018. On the success of this weekend, the idea of opening a zoological park was born.

Over the course of the next year, the park opened for a select few days to enable visitors to see our progression and new animals to our collection. In December 2019, we successfully obtained our full zoo licence.

Construction of modern, species specific enclosures has shaped the foundation of the park; creating safe and rich exhibits from recycled materials. This rare and pioneering approach to constructing a wildlife park is a credit to Andrew and Tracy’s vision.

Andrew and Tracy are very proud of their home in the Lincolnshire Wolds. The wildlife park means so much more than providing a loving home to a variety of animals but to also bringing visitors to the attractive market town of Horncastle, providing an enjoyable day out for people of all ages.

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Tel: 07786 332071

Email: tracy@woldswildlifepark.co.uk

Website: https://woldswildlife.co.uk/

Added 4 Jan 21