Roughton Moor Woodland nature reserve closed until further notice

Wednesday 4th October 2017

Following the discovery of canisters containing mustard gas an area of woodland has been cordoned off by Lincolnshire police near Woodhall Spa.

It is believed the canisters have been in situ since when the site was an operational RAF base.

Roughton Moor Woodland nature reserve, owned by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, is within the cordon. It is not known if the canisters were found on the nature reserve, or in the wider woods which aren’t owned by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

Kirby Lane is closed.

Woodhall Spa Airfield nature reserve is not affected.