Know before you go
Parking informationCar parking charge of £1, seasonal passes are available
Three waymarked walking routes available, maps can be collected from the Wardens Office; paths are seasonally wet and wellies are 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
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.