Huttoft Bank Pit


Barrie Wilkinson


Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Short-eared owl

Luke Massey/2020VISION

Huttoft Bank Pit

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


Huttoft Bank
Nearest postcode LN13 9RS

OS Map Reference

TF 536 793
A static map of Huttoft Bank Pit

Know before you go

4 hectares

Parking information

Parking available on verge or at Huttoft Car Terrace


Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues


No dogs permitted
Assistance dogs only


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. The area just in front of the hide is cut in autumn and is excellent for viewing snipe and jack snipe in the winter. Otter have been recorded here in recent years.

Nearest postcode LN13 9RS. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

Location information

Huttoft Bank Pit location PDF



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Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)