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Fairfield Pit

Clay pit which is attractive to wading birds and surface-feeding wildfowl.

Fairfield Pit is one of the Humber Bank clay pits but its water conditions are more saline than the others. During the autumn and winter many different bird species may be seen from the sea bank. Breeding birds include coot, moorhen, mallard, and reed and sedge warblers. The foreshore in front of the pit is a good place to observe both passage and wintering waders.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

Barrow Haven Reed bed
1 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Barrow Blow Wells
2 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Pasture Wharf
3 miles - Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Close to the Humber Bank
New Holland
Lincolnshire
Map reference
TA 080243
Great for...
birdwatching
Best time to visit
Oct - Feb
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Size
9.40 hectares
Access
No

Management access only
Walking information
Path through the reserve.
Parking
Pass over the level crossing at New Holland, then turn left along the track parallel to the railway line and follow it to the parking space on the Humber Bank.
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01507 526667
info@lincstrust.co.uk

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