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Stanton's Pit

The area was formerly a sand pit and the main interest is ornithological.

The area was formerly a sand pit and is a gift from the former owner for use as a nature reserve. The primary interest in its present form is ornithological. Recent records show that over 50 species of birds have visited the site, of which 19 species have bred. There is some evidence to suggest that the reserve lies on a migratory route from the Wash inland towards Rutland Water. Among breeding birds are little grebe, little ringed plover, sand martin, turtle dove and lesser whitethroat. In autumn migrant waders include little stint, ruff, spotted redshank, greenshank, and common, curlew, green and wood sandpipers.

In addition to open water there are extensive areas of grassland, including some of the original field. There are wet and poorly drained areas in the eastern section. For those visitors wishing to follow the track around to the plateau, extensive views from the top of the large mound can be had.

 

Nearest postcode: PE10 0JN

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.

Nearby nature reserves

Robert's Field
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Lawn Wood and Bottleneck and Jackson's Meadows
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Toft Tunnel
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Witham-on-the-Hill
Bourne
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TF 034173
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
8.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Main path is suitable for wheelchair use as far as the bird hide, although some gradients are a little steep. The bird hide is suitable for wheelchair use.
Parking
Farm track leads to car park
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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