Fairfield Pit


Bob Coyle

Fairfield Pit
Fairfield Pit

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Clay pit which is attractive to wading birds and surface-feeding wildfowl.


Humber Bank East
New Holland
Nearest postcode DN19 7RT

OS Map Reference

TA 080 243
A static map of Fairfield Pit

Know before you go

9 hectares

Parking information

Pass over the level crossing at New Holland, then turn left along the track parallel to the railway line and follow it to the parking space on the Humber Bank

Walking trails

Path along the top of the flood bank


Access from the flood bank suitable for wheelchairs


No dogs permitted
Assistance dogs only

When to visit

Opening times

All year round

Best time to visit

October to February

About the reserve

Fairfield Pit is one of the Humber Bank clay pits but its water conditions are more saline than the others. During the autumn and winter many different bird species may be seen from the sea bank. Breeding birds include coot, moorhen, mallard, and reed and sedge warblers. The foreshore in front of the pit is a good place to observe both passage and wintering waders.

Location information

Fairfield Pit location PDF



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Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)