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Toby's Hill

Largely dune grassland with scrub. It is of considerable botanical interest.

The Toby's Hill area is a remnant of a 700 year old dune system which was separated from the present-day coastline by 19th century land reclamation. The reserve is named after the main hill, possibly the highest dune summit on the Lincolnshire coast; it is believed to have been artificially raised to improve its use as a war-time watchpoint / beacon site. The reserve is largely dune grassland with scrub and is of considerable botanical interest. The common grassland butterflies are all found on the reserve in very good numbers and there is a large breeding population of 'garden' birds.

The site had been protected from recreation or development damage but due to the lack of appropriate management, the nature conservation interest had been declining with the grassland largely dominated by coarse grasses and the area of scrub steadily increasing. The Trust now manages the reserve with the aim of enhancing floral diversity; grazing has been reintroduced and the amount of scrub is reduced.


Nearest postcode: LN11 7RP & LN11 7RT

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.

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Nearby nature reserves

Saltfleetby - Theddlethorpe Dunes
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Donna Nook NNR
4 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Legbourne Wood
8 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Marsh Lane
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Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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9.10 hectares

There are no designated paths around this reserve and the terrain can be difficult.
Limited verge parking
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667


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