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Boston Road Brick Pits

The reserve comprises part of an area of old clay pits with grassland, reed beds, ponds and orchard.

The reserve comprises part of an area of old clay pits with grassland, reedbeds, ponds and orchard. There is good aquatic habitat, with plants such as common reed, yellow water-lily and yellow iris. There is also a wide variety of nesting birds, including spotted flycatcher, reed and sedge warblers, coot and mallard. Finches, buntings and kingfisher are frequent visitors. Meadow brown, gatekeeper and ringlet butterflies may be seen in summer. In autumn red admirals feed on rotting fallen fruit, which also attracts fieldfares and redwings during the early winter months. 

Management is primarily designed to maintain the intimate character of the old orchard with its mixture of fruit trees and adjoining broadleaved scrub. The sheltered grass paddocks are maintained by sheep grazing.

 

Nearest postcode: PE11 4NU

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

Surfleet Lows
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Moulton Marsh
6 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Arnold's Meadow
6 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Located on the south side of the B1397 road at the east end of Gosberton village.
Gosberton
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TF 247319
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
1.80 hectares
Walking information
There is a waymarked route through the reserve.
Parking
Cars should not be parked where they will obstruct the drive to the adjacent house.
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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