The original audio guides were recorded by Oddie in 1994/5 for Natural England, when it was known as English Nature. In partnership with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, they have been given new life (including updated audio introductions) and made available for visitors to listen on their smartphone. A new accompanying illustrated map of the reserve has been created by Tish Cookson, of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.
Four of the charming recordings are available – one for each season. The trail begins at Rimac car park and takes visitors through some of Lincolnshire’s largest and oldest dunes, past scenic ponds and to viewpoints overlooking the wildlife-rich freshwater marsh and saltmarsh habitats that the reserve is famous for. In the era of social distancing this revived guide offers a wonderful way to connect with nature and learn about the reserve without meeting reserve wardens or joining in-person guided walks.