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Frampton Marsh

Frampton Marsh is part of the most mature saltmarsh in the Wash and is exceptionally rich in plants, birds and invertebrates.

The reserve is part of the most mature saltmarsh in the Wash and is exceptionally rich in plants, birds and invertebrates. The upper levels, which have extensive zones of sea-lavender, sea aster and sea-purslane, are intersected by large creeks, one of which was the old course of the River Witham before the new cut was made in 1880. 

The area supports regular breeders such as redshank, oystercatcher, reed bunting, meadow pipit and skylark. In winter the saltings attract wigeon, mallard, shelduck, teal and brent geese, with large flocks of finches and buntings, notably linnet and twite and birds of prey such as hen harrier and merlin. The tidal mudflats form part of the wader feeding grounds, which give the Wash its international status. Large flocks of dunlin occur, as well as considerable numbers of grey plover, whimbrel, curlew, bar-tailed godwit and greenshank.

Wildfowling rights are let to the South Lincolnshire Wildfowlers' Club who participate in the care and wardening of the reserve. Grazing by cattle is an important part of management. The Trust's reserve is grazed together with the RSPB's reserve to the south. Parts of the Kirton Marsh to the south are also subject to agreements between landowners and Natural England, so that all the saltmarshes between the Witham and Welland outfalls are under protective management. The whole of the Wash has been designated by the Government as a Ramsar Site and a Special Protection Area.

 

RSPB Frampton Marsh

 

Nearest postcode: PE20 1AY

Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves. Please use the maps provided here to locate the entrance to the reserve.

Nearby nature reserves

Hobhole Bank
1 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Moulton Marsh
4 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Boston Road Brick Pits
9 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
South east of Boston between the outfalls of the River Witham and the River Welland.
Boston
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TF 365393
Great for...
birdwatching
overwintering birds
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Open at all times A visitor centre with toilets and light refreshments is located at the adjacent RSPB reserve.
Size
171.90 hectares
Access
Yes

Care should be taken to check for tides before venturing out onto the marshes. Contact the Trust for further information.
Walking information
Care should be taken to check for tides before venturing out onto the marshes as the creeks fill very quickly. Good views of the marsh and the river may be had by walking out along the Haven Bank.
Parking
Cars may be parked at the roadside at about grid reference TF353396 or TF363386
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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