Five interconnected meadows including a colony of frog orchids.
The five interconnected meadows slope gently towards the beck and are situated on sandy soils, which become heavier towards the beck. Kimmeridge Clay underlying the soils is near the surface and exposed in places along the banks of the beck.
The composition of the flora varies from meadow to meadow, but there is a herb-rich sward, which includes bugle, fairy flax, yellow rattle, tufted vetch, cowslip, adder's-tongue, oxeye daisy, crosswort, pignut and many others, and associated insects. A particular speciality is a colony of frog orchids - a very rare species in Lincolnshire. Snipe may be seen in winter. Some of the boundary hedges are old and tall with species such as midland hawthorn, ash, crab apple and field rose.
Kingerby Beck hay meadows are renowned for their wildflower rich sward. Visitors are reminded that the hay is cut annually any time from 15th July onwards. Once the hay is taken the meadows are aftermath grazed with sheep and therefore no wildflowers will be visible.
Nearest postcode: LN8 3PS
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.