Toby's Hill

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Toby's Hill

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Toby's Hill

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Largely dune grassland with scrub. It is of considerable botanical interest.

Location

Marsh Lane
Saltfleet
Nearest postcode LN11 7RP & LN11 7RT

OS Map Reference

TF 453 943
A static map of Toby's Hill

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Size
9 hectares

Parking information

Limited parking on the road verge

Grazing animals

Cattle or sheep

Walking trails

No designated paths

Access

Not suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility issues

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

The Toby's Hill area is a remnant of a 700 year old dune system which was separated from the present-day coastline by 19th century land reclamation. The reserve is named after the main hill, possibly the highest dune summit on the Lincolnshire coast; it is believed to have been artificially raised to improve its use as a war-time watchpoint/beacon site. The reserve is largely dune grassland with scrub and is of considerable botanical interest.

The common grassland butterflies are all found on the reserve in very good numbers and there is a large breeding population of 'garden' birds. The site had been protected from recreation or development damage but due to the lack of appropriate management, the nature conservation interest had been declining with the grassland largely dominated by coarse grasses and the area of scrub steadily increasing. The Trust now manages the reserve with the aim of enhancing floral diversity; grazing has been reintroduced and the amount of scrub is reduced. Small shallow scrapes have been excavated and some of these will be managed to encourage breeding by natterjack toads, which already occur on the nearby Saltfleetby Dunes NNR

Nearest postcode LN11 7RP and LN11 7RT. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

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