Boston Road Brick Pits

Elaine Fyson

Boston Road Brick Pits

Elaine Fyson

Boston Road Brick Pits

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Boston Road Brick Pits

The reserve comprises part of an area of old clay pits with grassland, reed beds, ponds and orchard.

Location

South of the B1397
East of Gosberton village
Gosberton
Nearest postcode PE11 4NU

OS Map Reference

TF 247 319
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Know before you go

Size
2 hectares

Parking information

Cars should not obstruct the drive to the adjacent house

Grazing animals

Sheep April - September

Walking trails

There is a waymarked route through the reserve

Access

Not suitable for wheelchairs or people with mobility issues

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 comprises part of an area of old clay pits with grassland, reedbeds, ponds and orchard. There is good aquatic habitat, with plants such as common reed, yellow water-lily and yellow iris. There is also a wide variety of nesting birds, including spotted flycatcher, reed and sedge warblers, coot and mallard. Finches and buntings are frequent visitors. Meadow brown, gatekeeper and ringlet butterflies may be seen in summer. In autumn red admirals feed on rotting fallen fruit, which also attracts fieldfares and redwings during the early winter months. 

Management is primarily designed to maintain the intimate character of the old orchard with its mixture of fruit trees and adjoining broadleaved scrub. The sheltered grass paddocks are maintained by sheep grazing.

Nearest postcode PE11 4NU. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

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