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Barrow Blow Wells

The reserve consists of reedmarsh and woodland with two blow wells, which are natural artesian springs.

The reserve consists of reedmarsh and woodland with two blow wells, which are natural artesian springs caused by water under pressure escaping from the chalk through the overlying boulder clay. Such springs were once numerous in the Lincolnshire Marsh but most have dried up due to the depression of water-tables by increased abstraction. The wood may once have been an old osier bed. Beyond the wood is an area of wet pasture dominated by sedges.

 

Nearest postcode: DN19 7AX

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
Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

Barrow Haven Reed bed
1 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Fairfield Pit
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Pasture Wharf
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
North side of Barrow-upon-Humber
Barton-upon-Humber
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TA 073221
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Size
2.70 hectares
Walking information
Access is along a track leading northwards from beside "Open Holme" in Cherry Lane.
Parking
on Cherry Lane
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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