Willow Tree Fen

Willow Tree Fen

Sarah Craythorne

No dogs
Views from car park

PLEASE NOTE: Willow Tree Fen is closed until further notice. The paths, birdwatching hides and toilet facilities are also closed. Limited car parking is provided with views over the reserve. 

Willow Tree Fen

Situated between Baston and Spalding, Willow Tree Fen is a relatively new nature reserve, transformed from arable land to a more traditional fenland landscape of shallow meres, seasonally flooded pastures, hay meadows and reedbeds.

What’s on

Visitor Information

Ben Hall/2020VISION

Know before you go


  • Willow Tree Fen is currently closed, there is no access to the nature reserve
  • Limited car parking is provided with views over the reserve
  • Telescopes are recommended
  • There are no toilet facillities available


No dogs

Opening times

Closed until further notice

Group visits

Willow Tree Fen is not currently suitable for group visits.

Car park

Limited car parking is available with views over the reserve.

Location and contact details

Willow Tree Fen
Counter Drain Drove,
West of Spalding,
PE11 3JH

Please note, this postcode is for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

There is no access to Willow Tree Fen from the Macmillan Way or from Slipe Drove/West Pinchbeck.

OS Map Reference: TF 181 213

Contact number: 01507 526667
Contact email: info@lincstrust.co.uk

Habitats and species

Since its purchase in 2009, species from the surrounding Baston Fen and Thurlby Fen Slipe have now also colonised Willow Tree Fen.

Despite being a drained arable farm prior to 2009, the fenland reserve has developed fast. The natural depressions in the field hold water during the winter and attract large numbers of waterfowl such as wigeon, teal, mallard, and waders including lapwing, redshanks and snipe.

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