Visiting nature reserves

Visiting reserves / Amy Lewis

Nature reserves are special places that are carefully and sensitively managed for their wildlife. Visitors are welcomed but please help us to look after them.

Go quietly and follow the Countryside Code

Read the Countryside Code

Smoking and the lighting of fires and stoves are strictly prohibited. Please take your litter home.

No collecting - Please do not remove any plants, fungi or animals. For teaching and serious study, collecting permits may be issued by the Trust's headquarters.

No tents, hides or vehicles - Tents and hides are not allowed. Vehicles may not be taken into reserves except where special parking provision is made.

No swimming



When taking wildlife photographs it is important to remember:

  • The welfare of the subject is more important than the photograph.
  • Photography should not be undertaken if it puts the subject at risk from disturbance, physical damage, and lessened reproductive success, or if it causes the subject anxiety.

Please read the Nature Photographers Code of Conduct.


Cars parked at nature reserves may be vulnerable to theft and damage. Do not leave valuables in your car and report any persons behaving suspiciously to the police.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust accepts no responsibility for any loss, injury or damage, howsoever caused, that may be sustained while visiting any nature reserve.