The attractive valleys of Snipe Dales, fretted by streams, offer wonderful views of the southern Lincolnshire Wolds.

Snipe Dales is one of the few semi-natural wet valley systems still surviving in Lincolnshire. It is an area of two halves with mixed woodland in the Country Park and wet valleys, grassland and scrub in the nature reserve. This diversity supports a wide range of birds and other wildlife including butterflies and dragonflies. 

Walking through the landscape is pleasant at any time of year. In autumn and winter, treecreepers and goldcrests forage in the woodlands, along with siskin and bramblings. In the spring, with the return of migrating warblers and the breeding season getting underway, the valleys and woods are filled with bird song. 

Opening times

Snipe Dales is open at all times.

Access/Conditions

Paths are steep in places. Many are hard surfaced, though those in the Nature Reserve can be muddy. Sturdy footwear or wellingtons are advisable. 

Access to the eastern corner of the Country Park and the permissive path from Beckside Field to Furze Hill will be closed on Monday 19 December 2016 for woodland management work.

Dogs can be taken to the country park provided they are on a lead or kept under close control.
Dogs are not allowed in the nature reserve.

How to get there

Snipe Dales is between Horncastle and Spilsby off the B1195. It is well signposted from the A158 and B1195.
Buses from Horncastle or Spilsby can make a diversion to stop at Snipe Dales using the CallConnect service.

Car Park

There is a small charge for parking at Snipe Dales. 
Income from the parking charge supports the work across the site.
A combined car parking season ticket for Gibraltar Point and Snipe Dales is available for £10.00 for 12 months.
The season ticket is available at the Snipe Dales Office, Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre or by post from: Banovallum House, Manor House Street, Horncastle LN9 5HF
Please make cheques payable to "Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust". Mark your envelope CPST and enclose a stamped addressed envelope.


Snipe Dales Country Park and Nature Reserve are owned by Lincolnshire County Council and are managed jointly by the Council and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. 

 

 

 

News

  • Seeking Lincolnshire’s green heroes

    Monday 13th February, 2017

    Litter picking on the beach

    Read full story

  • Visitor Centre temporary closures on Friday 13 January

    Thursday 12th January, 2017

    Read full story

@LincsWildlife

 

 

 

What's on

Wild-Time: Junior Wardens

Tuesday 21st February 2017,
1.00pm - 3.30pm

Venue: Far Ings National Nature Reserve

From habitat conservation to woodland adventures and pond exploration to bird surveys, Junior Wardens has everything for the young naturalist (for youngsters aged 11 to 18).

See all events