Know before you go
Parking informationCountry Park car park open, barrier closes at 5pm; Nature Reserve car park closed until further notice.
Three waymarked walking routes available, maps can be collected from the Wardens Office; paths are seasonally wet and muddy and wellies/waterproof footwear is advisable
Wheelchair users may gain access to the marsh area by car, access must be arranged in advance by contacting the warden
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
PLEASE NOTE: Snipe Dales Country Park car park is open but the Nature Reserve car park remains closed. Toilet facilities are closed until further notice. Events have been cancelled to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers. The Country Park & Nature Reserve will remain open. For our full statement please visit our Coronavirus update page.
Snipe Dales nature reserve and Country Park is situated on the southern edge of the Wolds and consists of steep-sided valleys fretted by streams, which have cut through the sandstone into Kimmeridge Clay below. These Dales are one of the few substantial wet-valley systems in Lincolnshire that remain unspoilt.
Walking through the landscape is pleasant at any time of year. In autumn and winter, treecreepers and goldcrests forage in the woodlands, along with siskin and bramblings. In the spring, with the return of migrating warblers and the breeding season getting underway, the valleys and woods are filled with bird song.
Please visit our main Snipe Dales page for further information.