Know before you go
Parking informationCar parking available at end of farm track
Follow the track around to the plateau for extensive views from the top of the large mound
Main path is suitable for wheelchair use for part of the way, although some gradients are a little steep
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
The area was formerly a sand pit and is a gift from the former owner for use as a nature reserve. The primary interest in its present form is ornithological. Recent records show that over 50 species of birds have visited the site, of which 19 species have bred. There is some evidence to suggest that the reserve lies on a migratory route from the Wash inland towards Rutland Water.
Among breeding birds are little grebe, little ringed plover, sand martin, turtle dove and lesser whitethroat. In autumn migrant waders include little stint, ruff, spotted redshank, greenshank, and common, curlew, green and wood sandpipers.
In addition to open water there are extensive areas of grassland, including some of the original field. There are wet and poorly drained areas in the eastern section. For those visitors wishing to follow the track around to the plateau, extensive views from the top of the large mound can be had.
Nearest postcode PE10 0JN. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.