Please note, due to fine weather conditions, some areas of hay meadow will be cut early with approval from Natural England to take advantage of optimum ground conditions.

Former arable land being restored to reedbeds, shallow meres, seasonally flooded pastures and hay meadows.

Location

Counter Drain Drove
West of Spalding
Nearest postcode PE11 3JH

OS Map Reference

TF 181 213
A static map of Willow Tree Fen

Know before you go

Size
114 hectares

Parking information

Small parking area available

Grazing animals

Cattle

Walking trails

Three waymarked routes available

Access

A mixture of hard surface farm tracks and mown grass paths, car park available for disabled badge holders

Dogs

On a lead

Facilities

Bird hides
Toilets

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

Willow Tree Fen is a new nature reserve purchased by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust in 2009.  Formerly arable land growing beans and cereals with a number of low depressions that become waterlogged in wet periods, the fen is being restored to a typical wet fenland landscape.

The nature reserve will include a mixture of reedbeds, shallow meres, seasonally flooded pastures and hay meadows, providing habitats for rare and threatened wetland species such as otter, water vole, hairy dragonfly, spined loach, redshank, snipe and marsh harrier.

Please visit our main Willow Tree Fen page for further information.

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