Barrow Blow Wells

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Barrow Blow Wells

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

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Barrow Blow Wells

The reserve consists of reedmarsh and woodland with two blow wells, which are natural artesian springs.

Location

26 Cherry Lane
Barrow-upon-Humber
Nearest postcode DN19 7AX

OS Map Reference

TA 073 221
A static map of Barrow Blow Wells

Know before you go

Size
3 hectares

Parking information

Parking available on Cherry Lane

Walking trails

Access is along a track leading northwards from beside "Open Holme" in Cherry Lane

Access

The reserve is wild with mown, often muddy pathways which may not be suitable for wheelchairs

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

The reserve consists of reedmarsh and woodland with two blow wells, which are natural artesian springs caused by water under pressure escaping from the chalk through the overlying boulder clay. Such springs were once numerous in the Lincolnshire Marsh but most have dried up due to the depression of water-tables by increased abstraction.

The wood may once have been an old osier bed. Beyond the wood is an area of wet pasture dominated by sedges.

Nearest postcode DN19 7AX. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

Barrow Blow Wells location PDF

Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project

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