Barrow Blow Wells
Know before you go
Parking informationParking available on Cherry Lane
Access is along a track leading northwards from beside "Open Holme" in Cherry Lane
The reserve is wild with mown, often muddy pathways which may not be suitable for wheelchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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.