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Toft Tunnel

Old railway line with scrub and grassland habitats

Part of the former Bourne-Saxby railway line, the reserve consists of two deep cuttings and the land over the 300-m-long tunnel. The mixture of scrub and open areas with species-rich grassland provides a diverse range of habitats. Whitethroat and willow warbler are regular nesting species, while in winter there are often large numbers of fieldfare and redwing. Twenty-one species of butterfly have been recorded.

 

Nearest postcode: PE10 0JY

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

Habitats
Grassland
Species
Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Redwing, Fieldfare, Hawthorn

Nearby nature reserves

Dole Wood
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Stanton's Pit
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Thurlby Fen Slipe
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Off the A6121
Bourne
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TF 077190
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
3.00 hectares
Access
Yes

Reserve is accessed by steps.
Walking information
The track level of both cuttings can become very wet in winter.
Parking
Limited roadside parking
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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