Know before you go
Parking informationParking available along access track
No walking route available
No accessible route, pits can be viewed with care
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitOctober 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.