Chapel Pit

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Chapel Six Marsh

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Chapel Six Marsh

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

A flooded pit with marginal reed beds and aquatic plants, such as water-crowfoot and great reed mace.

Location

North of Chapel Point
Chapel St Leonards
Nearest postcode PE24 5XH

OS Map Reference

TF 558 740
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Size
3 hectares

Parking information

Parking space on the opposite side of the road a little further north at Chapel Six Marshes

Walking trails

Visitors are requested not to walk around the pit; views of the reserve may be had by walking down the short track from the road

Access

Difficult terrain, not suitable for wheelchair users

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

January to December

About the reserve

Excavated for clay for the repair of the sea banks following the floods of 1953, the flooded pit has marginal reedbeds and aquatic plants, such as water-crowfoot and great reedmace. 15 species of duck have been recorded, mainly winter visitors. Grebes, divers and wild swans are also often seen in winter. In summer breeding species include reed and sedge warblers, lesser whitethroat, and great crested and little grebes can be seen. In August and September thousands of migrating swallows and house martins roost in the reedbeds. Screens of willows round the banks of the pits have been planted in order to reduce disturbance to birds.

Nearest postcode PE24 5XH. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

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Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)