Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
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.
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.