Back to reserve map

Sandilands Pit

Flooded clay pit which supports a variety of birds

Excavated for clay to repair the sea bank after the 1953 floods, this flooded pit now supports many duck, especially in winter when snipe are also common. The fringing reeds and scrub provide good nesting habitat for reed and sedge warblers. There are beds of reed sweet-grass, sea couch and sea club-rush. Parts of the grassland are mown each autumn.


Nearest postcode: LN12 2RJ

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

Grassland, Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

Huttoft Bank Pit
1 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Anderby Marsh
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Spendluffe Meadows
4 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Close to Sandilands Golf Club.
Sutton on Sea
Map reference
TF 531802
Best time to visit
Oct - Feb
Get directions
Find out here
Public transport
Plan your journey
Opening Times
Open at all times
1.50 hectares
Cars may be parked in the access track (next to Stymie Cottage), but care should be taken not to obstruct the field access.
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667


Factsheets and guides for your visit