Huttoft

Barrie Wilkinson

Huttoft

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Short-eared owl

Luke Massey/2020VISION

Huttoft Bank Pit

Clay pit with large open water area as well as extensive reedbeds.

Location

Huttoft Bank
Huttoft
Alford
Nearest postcode LN13 9RS

OS Map Reference

TF 536 793
A static map of Huttoft Bank Pit

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Parking information

Parking available on verge or at Huttoft Car Terrace

Access

Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Facilities

Bird hides

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

October to February

About the reserve

This is the largest of the Sea Bank Clay Pits, which provided clay for sea bank repairs after the 1953 floods. There is a large open water area as well as extensive reedbeds. Moorhen, water rail, reed bunting, reed and sedge warblers all nest on the reserve. 15 species of duck have been recorded. Short-eared owls occur in winter, marsh harriers breed in spring and bitterns have become a regular wintering species.

Nearest postcode LN13 9RS. 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)