Willow Tree Fen

Sarah Craythorne

Willow Tree Fen

Lilianna Witkowska-Wawer

Willow Tree Fen

Closed until further notice

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


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

112 hectares

Parking information

Limited parking with views over the reserve

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Closed until further notice


No access to the reserve


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Closed until further notice

Best time to visit

September - January

About the reserve

PLEASE NOTE: Willow Tree Fen is closed until further notice. The paths, birdwatching hides and toilet facilities are also closed. Limited car parking is provided with views over the reserve. Telescopes are recommended.  

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.

Please do not follow satnav to find Willow Tree Fen. There is no access to Willow Tree Fen from the Macmillan Way or from Slipe Drove/West Pinchbeck.

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