Haxey Turbary

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Haxey Turbary

Barrie Wilkinson

Lesser redpoll

Margaret Holland

The reserve is a relict of bog that has been extensively dug for peat and subsequently colonised by birch.

Location

2km north-west of Haxey
Off Turbary Road
Haxey Carr
Epworth
Nearest postcode DN9 2JN

OS Map Reference

SE 755 017
A static map of Haxey Turbary

Know before you go

Size
15 hectares

Parking information

Small car park but security barrier may prevent access

Walking trails

There is a public footpath on the main track through the reserve, it is advisable to keep to the waymarked route and care should be taken due to the uneven nature of the old peat workings

Access

Public footpaths can be uneven at times and difficult for wheelchairs

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to July

About the reserve

The reserve is a relict of bog that has been dug for peat and subsequently colonised by birch. Wet plant communities occur including fen-sedge, and the royal fern are still to be seen. The dense cover provides good habitat for some nesting birds including great spotted woodpecker and tawny owl. Birch thinning and clearance has encouraged other birds and a more diverse peatland flora. This area is also frequently used by basking grass snakes.

Nearest postcode DN9 2JN. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

Haxey Turbary location and trail

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Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)