Wolla Bank Pit

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Anderby Creek

Barrie Wilkinson

Wolla Bank Pit

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Flooded clay pits with extensive reed beds.

Location

Anderby Road
Chapel St Leonards
Nearest postcode PE24 5XH

OS Map Reference

TF 555 747
A static map of Wolla Bank Pit

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Parking information

Car parking available

Walking trails

Visitors are requested not to walk round the pit to avoid disturbing wildfowl

Access

There is no access onto the reserve but good views can be had from by walking down the short path from the road

Dogs

No dogs permitted

Facilities

Bird hides

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

September to February

About the reserve

Flooded clay pits with extensive beds of reed and sea club-rush, with great reedmace, fennel pondweed, wild celery, sea arrowgrass and water-crowfoot. There are also colonies of common spotted-orchid.

Snipe are frequent visitors in winter, when bittern and bearded tit are occasional visitors. In the breeding season, reed and sedge warblers (and occasionally grasshopper warblers), reed bunting, and great crested and little grebe all nest. Many rare migrants have also been seen.

The entrance track made of chalk has a range of chalkland flora and many butterflies, such as common blue, small copper and wall. Dragonflies, such as migrant hawker, also occur. The Wolla Bank Reedbed lies on the opposite side of the road.

Nearest postcode PE24 5XH. Please note - postcodes are for the nearest registered address as we are unable to get postcodes for nature reserves.

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Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)