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Horbling Line

Scrub and grassland habitats on a stretch of disused railway line

The reserve section of this old railway track consists of a cutting and an embankment. Blackthorn and hawthorn scrub provide nest sites for blackcap, whitethroat and lesser whitethroat. In winter seed supplies attract flocks of finches, and there is a large thrush roost. The commoner butterflies are also abundant. Control of scrub and maintenance of open grassy areas are the main management aims.


Nearest postcode: NG34 0EU

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

Song Thrush, Chaffinch, Blackcap

Nearby nature reserves

Rauceby Warren
8 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Boston Road Brick Pits
8 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Pinchbeck Slipe
9 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Access is from the old railway bridge on the lane running westwards from Horbling Village.
Map reference
TF 115350
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
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1.20 hectares

Walking information
There is a path through the northern section and limited access into the southern section. Access to both cuttings is by the steps from the roadside.
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667


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