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Huttoft Bank Pit

Clay pit with large open water area as well as extensive reedbeds.

This is the largest of the Sea Bank Clay Pits, which provided clay for sea bank repairs after the 1953 floods. There is a large open water area as well as extensive reedbeds. Moorhen, water rail, reed bunting, reed and sedge warblers all nest on the reserve. Fifteen species of duck have been recorded. Short-eared owls occur in winter and marsh harriers breed in spring. Bitterns have become a regular wintering species.


Nearest postcode: LN13 9RS

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


Nearby nature reserves

Sandilands Pit
1 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Anderby Marsh
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Wolla Bank Pit
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

1 mile south of Sandilands
Sutton on Sea
Map reference
TF 536793
Best time to visit
Oct - Feb
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Opening Times
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4.00 hectares

Terrain can be difficult and the area is unsuitable for wheelchair users. Contact the Trust for more information.
Walking information
The track is unsuitable for people with walking disabilities.
Space for 2 cars on verge by entrance or park at Huttoft Car Terrace (0.5 mile walk to the reserve).
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667


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