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Surfleet Lows

Old grassland which is subject to winter flooding and a small wet woodland.

Surfleet Lows consists of old grassland that, historically, has been used for salt making. The old salt pans can still be seen in the landscape today. The reserve may have been saltmarsh in the middle ages and the level of salinity in parts of the meadow is still remarkably high, supporting salt and brackish marsh species. The grassland is at a low point in the landscape and is subjected to winter and occasionally summer flooding. Due to the wet nature of the site it is summer grazed to maintain the grassland diversity, so access is restricted. The wet woodland comprises of many willows and alders with good volumes of deadwood which blends into a small reed bed on the east edge of the wood. Due to water levels and grazing the reserve has restricted access. If you would like to visit the site please contact the regional warden for advice. 


Nearest postcode: PE11 4AA


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, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Boston Road Brick Pits
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Arnold's Meadow
4 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Pinchbeck Slipe
5 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Gosberton Road
Map reference
TF 251287
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
3.40 hectares
Walking information
Access is via a stile and foot-bridge into the woodland area.
Parking space on the opposite side of the road between the village and the reserve.
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667


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