Sunset reflected on water, whisby nature park, Lincolnshire
Sunset reflected on water, whisby nature park, Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire - Whisby Nature Park

Stroll or cycle round this disused quarry, reclaimed by nature

This beautiful nature park near Lincoln is packed with wildlife, walks and trails. It was once lifeless, but has been reclaimed by nature and is brimming with life.

The park was originally sand and gravel pits, but now provides important habitats for many species.

Elements of the original quarry landscape are still there today, with fragments of heathland, a small oak woodland and old hedgerows. The lakes at the park are surrounded by, marsh, scrub, grassland and willow carr.

Flocks of tits and finches are joined by warblers in the spring and summer. The lakes have attracted feeding sand martins and swallows, and back-headed gulls nest on the island. Many birds can always be heard, Whisby has also become synonymous with nightingales. Twitchers will be pleased to find the birdwatching hides that allow visitors to see and enjoy the wildlife associated with the wide variety of habitats.

Bask in the beautiful scenery by following any of the six way-marked trails around the park, many of which include spectacular views across the large lake and vary from 1.2 to 3 miles in length.

Mobility scooters can be hired from the Natural World Centre