Cottongrass at Moor Farm

Barrie Wilkinson

Moor Farm

Robert Enderby

Moor Farm

Robert Enderby

Moor Farm is a mosaic of heath, dry and wet pastures, bog and woodland.

Location

Wellsyke Lane
Woodhall Spa
Nearest postcode LN10 6YU

OS Map Reference

TF 226 635
A static map of Moor Farm

Know before you go

Size
48 hectares

Parking information

Car parking available, please note access gate may be locked out of hours due to incidents of misuse

Grazing animals

Hebridean sheep

Walking trails

Waymarked route available

Access

Paths are accessible for wheelchair users

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Facilities

Bird hides

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

Moor Farm is a mosaic of heath, dry and wet pastures, bog and woodland, on Fen-edge sands and gravels. Much of the woodland has developed from abandoned pastures during the last 80 years. The diversity of habitat supports a wide range of plants and animals, some of them now rare or localised in the Trust's area.

Over 240 species of plant, 100 species of bird, 24 species of butterfly and 250 species of moth have been recorded.

The woodland is managed to develop maximum natural interest by selective thinning, while the bog area has been cleared of scrub, and measures are taken to retain a high water-level. The grassland areas are grazed or mown in a traditional manner in order to retain their existing characteristics.

The roadside gate may occasionally be locked ‘out of hours’ due to incidents of misuse. Pedestrian access is available; please park carefully.

Nearest postcode LN10 6YU. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

Moor Farm location and trail

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Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)