Whisby Nature Park LNR
Designated site name: Whisby Nature Park LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: LINCOLNSHIRE Natural England Area Team: East Midlands (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 01/11/2002 Declaring Authority: North Kesteven District Council
Area (Ha): 107.57 Grid Reference: SK 912 668
Owned By:  Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Freehold in small part. Majority in 125 year leasehold from Lafarge Aggregates and Rotbert Teal Ltd. (sand & gravel works). Managed By:  Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
Location: Moor Lane, Thorpe on the Hill, Lincoln. LN6
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)

Bus no. 65 or 65A Lincoln - Swinderby about 2 hourly Monday - Saturday. Calls at gates on Wednesdays otherwise get off at Thorpe Church for 5 minute walk. Occasional trains to North Hykeham halt on Lincoln - Newark line about 5 km away. Local lanes form designated cycling routes.

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: Flooded gravel pits and wetlands, scrub woodland and some grassland.

Local Biodiversity Action Plan (LBAP) species include water vole, pipistrelle, brown long-eared and noctule bats, grey partridge, skylark, reed bunting, turtle dove, tree sparrow, linnet, bullfinch, mute swan, song thrush, greater water parsnip (introduced).

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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