Know before you go
Parking informationSmall parking area available
Waymarked walking route through the reserve, please keep to the rides and go quietly
Main track is an old railway line which may be suitable for wheelchairs when dry, paths through the reserve are compacted earth which can become muddy and slippery when wet and would not be suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July and September to November
About the reserve
Legbourne Wood is one of the few remaining ancient woodlands in eastern Lincolnshire. The canopy at Legbourne is ash and oak. Beneath the trees, over 60 species of wildflowers have been recorded including primrose, early purple orchid, bluebell, wood anemone, sweet woodruff, wood sorrel and lesser celandine. There is a varied bird population.
Within Legbourne Wood, small areas are now being sensitively managed by selective thinning and the restoration of the traditional coppice-with-standards system. Part of the wood will also be kept free from disturbance and access. In these damp, shading areas mosses, fungi and specialist invertebrates that live and feed on decaying wood and leaf litter will thrive.
Nearest postcode LN11 8LU. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.