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Haxey Turbary

The reserve is a relict of bog that has been extensively dug for peat and subsequently colonised by birch.

The reserve is a relict of bog that has been dug for peat and subsequently colonised by birch. Wet plant communities occur; fen-sedge and the royal fern are still to be seen. The dense cover provides good habitat for some nesting birds, including great spotted woodpecker and tawny owl. Birch thinning and clearance has encouraged other birds and a more diverse peatland flora. This area is also frequently used by basking grass snakes.  The deep holes are old peat cuttings.


Nearest postcode: DN9 2JN

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.

Species and habitats

Heathland, Woodland
Sphagnum Moss, Cross-leaved Heath, Silver Birch, Willow Tit

Nearby nature reserves

Epworth Turbary
1 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Rush Furlong
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Langholme Wood
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

2km north-west of Haxey.
Map reference
SE 755017
Best time to visit
Mar - Jul
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14.70 hectares

Public footpaths around the reserve can be difficult at points. Visitors are advised to keep to the marked track. Contact the trust for more information.
Walking information
It is advisable to keep to the waymarked route. Care should be taken due to the uneven nature of the old peat workings. There is a public footpath on the main track through the reserve.
Small car park but security barrier may prevent access.
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667


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