Know before you go
Parking informationRoadside parking
Grazing animalsCattle and sheep
Please keep to the edges of the reserve and to any mown paths; a public footpath runs around the edge of the reserve
Mown grass tracks and uneven ground, unsuitable for wheelchair users
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
From the Red Hill reserve high on the chalk escarpment to the east you can look down towards Silverines Meadows set amid the small hedged fields around Goulceby.
The flora includes cowslip, great burnet and devil's-bit scabious and some of the other plants found on clayland meadows. Unusually, there is an abundance of the silvery-white meadow saxifrage here, a localised plant of sandy soils (could this be the origin of the picturesque name Silverines?).
An additional attraction is a small marsh and stream where there are southern marsh-orchid, common spotted-orchid, kingcup, ragged-robin and water avens. Snipe frequent the marsh, and the large hedges support whitethroat, lesser whitethroat and other hedgerow birds.
Nearest postcode LN11 9UG. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.