Speckled Wood

Les Binns

Snipe Dales

Robert Enderby

Snipe Dales

Robert Enderby

Snipe Dales Den

Robert Enderby

Snipe Dales

Robert Enderby

Nature reserve and country park consisting of steep-sided valleys fretted by streams.


Snipe Dales
PE23 4JB

OS Map Reference

TF 319 683
A static map of Snipe Dales

Know before you go

87 hectares

Parking information

Car parking charge of £1, seasonal passes are available

Grazing animals


Walking trails

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


On a lead
Dogs permitted in Country Park only


Picnic area
Disabled toilet

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April 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.

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