Whisby Nature Park

Whisby Nature Park is open all year round and covers 375 acres of woodland, heathland and lakes – and is only 5 miles from Lincoln City Centre.

Formerly a series of quarries, it has been transformed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust back to its natural glory.

Whisby is now a haven for birds and other wildlife, and is the perfect place to unwind and reconnect with nature.

In spring-time you can hear nightingales sing and watch the fascinating courtship dance of the great crested grebe. The Orchid Glade is a mass of beautiful purple southern marsh orchids during the summer months.

This family-friendly nature park is a great place to bring the kids.

There’s plenty to occupy the whole family including some excellent marked trails and walks, picnic areas, plus a brilliant play area  – where children can see the world from the perspective of a mole!

If you want to treat yourself, then The Boardwalk Cafe is renown for its delicious Tastes of Lincolnshire home-cooked food and has superb views over Whisby’s largest lake.

Trails and Walks

To get the most out of your visit, take one of the 6 marked trails – these trails are mainly hard-surfaced and will give you the best views of the lakes, water birds and woodland.

Thorpe Walk – spectacular views of Thorpe Lake

Grebe Walk – views of the abundant wildfowl on Grebe Lake

Teal Walk – takes you past Grebe Lake and onto the banks of Teal Lake

Coot Walk – along the banks of Pike Drain and into oak woodland

Magpie Walk – across open grazing marshland

Willow Walk – follows the trail of Magpie Walk and then across woodland to Willow Lake

The Natural World Centre

The Natural World Centre at Whisby Nature Park is a visitor centre with a difference. As well as featuring ever-changing exhibitions, it also runs a series of events throughout the year: from weekly Life Trail Health Walks for older visitors wanting to make new friends and keep fit (every Wednesday at 11.30am), to adult workshops and children’s school holiday activities.

For more information about events at Whisby Nature Park, please click here.

Facilities

Cafe

Gift Shop

Children’s wildlife play area

The Natural World Visitor Centre

Toilets

Car park

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