Whisby Nature Reserve (Lincolnshire)

The lakes at Whisby Nature Reserve are surrounded by grassland, marsh, scrub and willow carr. Elements of the original quarry landscape remain, with fragments of heathland, old hedgerows and a small oak woodland.The variety of lakes, ponds and running water make this former site of sand and gravel workings rich in dragon and damselflies. This is a must visit site during spring and summer, with excellent visitor facilities and all ability accessible trails, we thoroughly recommend a visit – you won’t be disappointed!

Opening times: Reserve open all year. Car park gate is closed at dusk.

Natural World visitor centre open 10:00 – 17:00 April to September and 10:00 – 16:30 October to March.

Entry fee: Free

Getting there: Car parking charge £2 from March to October, and £1 from November to February.

Train station at Hykeham, 3 miles away.

Buses available to Thorpe on Hill to the South, as well as Station Road to the West of the reserve. Bus timetables.

Facilities: Education Centre

The Barn (bird observation and information)

Natural World Visitors Centre (Cafe, shop, children’s indoor and outdoor adventure play, toilets)

Most of reserve has disabled access.

Events: Kid’s clubs and regular outdoor events, such as guided walks. See calendar.

Contact Us

Whisby Nature Park
Moor Lane
Thorpe-on-the-Hill
Lincoln
LN6 9BW

OS Map Reference: SK 911 661

T: 01522 500676

Whisby Nature Reserve (Lincolnshire)