Sandilands Pit

Lilianna Witkowska-Wawer

Sandlilands Pit

Lilianna Witkowska-Wawer

Sandlilands Pit

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Sandilands Pit

Flooded clay pit which supports a variety of birds.

Location

Roman Bank
Close to Sandilands Golf Club
Sutton-on-Sea
Nearest postcode LN12 2RJ

OS Map Reference

TF 531 802
A static map of Sandilands Pit

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Parking information

Parking available along access track

Walking trails

No walking route available

Access

No accessible route, pits can be viewed with care

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

October to February

About the reserve

Excavated for clay to repair the sea bank after the 1953 floods, this flooded pit now supports many duck, especially in winter when snipe are also common. The fringing reeds and scrub provide good nesting habitat for reed and sedge warblers. There are beds of reed sweet-grass, sea couch and sea club-rush. Parts of the grassland are mown each autumn.

Nearest postcode LN12 2RJ. 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)