Wild Weekends

Wild Weekends

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Days out and weekends away in Lincolnshire

Make the most of Lincolnshire's wildlife and wild spaces with our guide to days out and overnight stays in and around our most popular nature reserves.

Whether your a new visitor or a self proclaimed yellowbelly, see what Lincolnshire has to offer!

Click on a reserve to find out how to turn your visit into a Wild Weekend.

Donna Nook

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Wild Weekend - Donna Nook

Donna Nook covers more than 10km of coastline between Grainthorpe Haven in the north and Saltfleet in the south where it borders the Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe National Nature Reserve.

Known mainly for it's colony of grey seals during the winter months, Donna Nook is also a haven for sea birds, with 47 species of bird breeding regularly on the site.

For the latest sightings and for a map of the best viewpoints for birds at Donna Nook, see the Lincolnshire Bird Club website.

Nearby nature reserves

Keep in touch

Follow our Donna Nook Warden for the latest news and sightings, find a local event or download the Wildlife Trust's 'Nature Finder' app to discover nearby nature reserves.

Far Ings

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Wild Weekend - Far Ings

Far Ings is situated on the south bank of the Humber Estuary, a major east-west flyway for migrating birds.

There's always something to see or hear when looking out over the reedbeds - whether it's the the song of hidden warblers or bearded tits, the eerie boom of a bittern in the reedbeds.

Nearby nature reserves

Keep in touch

Follow our Facebook page for the latest news and sightings from Far Ings, search for an upcoming event or download the Wildlife Trust's 'Nature Finder' app for a map of nearby reserves.

Gibraltar Point

Reserve page

Matthew Roberts

Wild Weekend - Gibraltar Point

Gibraltar Point is a dynamic stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash.

The reserve is a haven for wildlife all year round, with migrant birds stopping to refuel or establish territories.

For the latest sightings and for a map of the best viewpoints for birds at Gibraltar Point, see the Lincolnshire Bird Club website.

Nearby reserves

Keep in touch

Discover the latest news and events from our team at Gibraltar Point on social media, search for a nearby event or download the Wildlife Trust's 'Nature Finder' app to discover more local nature reserves.

Snipe Dales

Reserve page

Tom Marshall

Wild Weekend - Snipe Dales

Snipe Dales is situated between Horncastle and Spilsby and is one of the few semi-natural wet valley systems still surviving in Lincolnshire.

This diverse landscape of woodland, grassland and scrub fretted by streams supports a wide range of birds and other wildlife including butterflies and dragonflies.

Nearby reserves

Keep in touch

Search for an event near Snipe Dales or download the Wildlife Trust's 'Nature Finder' app for inspiration and places to visit on your Wild Weekend.

Whisby Nature Park

Reserve page

Rachel Shaw

Wild Weekend - Whisby Nature Park

Whisby Nature Park is a beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of wildlife, walks and trails.

Once barren and lifeless, this amazing place now abounds with wildlife including flocks of warblers, nightingales and stunning starling murmurations during the winter months. 

Nearby reserves

Keep in touch

Keep in touch with news, activities and sightings from our Whisby Nature Park team on social media, search our regular events or download the Wildlife Trust's 'Nature Finder' app for more information on local reserves.

Willow Tree Fen

Reserve page

Mark Johnson

Wild Weekend - Willow Tree Fen

Willow Tree Fen is situated between Baston and Spalding and was purchased by the Trust in 2009.

The fenland habitat attracts large numbers of waterfowl and waders, and the reserve is also an important site for the protection of rare and threatened species of wetland flora.

Nearby nature reserves

Keep in touch

Follow our Willow Tree Fen Facebook page for the latest news, search for a nearby event, or download the Wildlife Trust's 'Nature Finder' app for more information on nearby reserves.

Woodhall Spa Airfield

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Wild Weekend - Woodhall Spa Airfield

Woodhall Spa Airfield was formerly the home of four brave RAF squadrons, including 617 ‘the Dambusters’ Squadron, but more recently was used as a sand and gravel quarry.

As a nature reserve it is a haven for wildlife as well as a place where visitors can share in the unique and peaceful atmosphere of this former airfield.

Nearby nature reserves

Keep in touch

Search for an event near our Woodhall Spa Airfield reserve or download the Wildlife Trust's 'Nature Finder' app to find more great places to explore for your Wild Weekend.