Vernatts Drain LNR
Designated site name: Vernatts Drain LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Biological
County: LINCOLNSHIRE Natural England Area Team: East Midlands (LNR)
Other overlapping designations:
Date of Declaration: 01/01/1999 Declaring Authority: South Holland District Council
Area (Ha): 1.68 Grid Reference: TF 249 240
Owned By:  South Holland District Council Managed By:  South Holland District Council
Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Accessed on foot from 3 mains points;
1. From opposite the Royal Mailcart Public House on Pinchbeck Road
2. From Sharp's Bridge, Pinchbeck Road
3. From Chiltern Drive Playing Field off Ladywood Road,West Elloe Avenue.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: Wildflower meadow that in summer is dazzling with bright flowers like yellow rattle and knapweed. These attract many colourful insects including damselflies and small copper butterflies. The other half of the reserve is a mixture of wetland habitats including reedbeds, marsh and a large pond. This is home for the elusive water vole, reed warblers and buzzes with insect life.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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