Reserves & Observatories

Boultham Mere Nature Reserve

Boultham Mere reserve lies within the City of Lincoln but it is a comparatively quiet and secluded sanctuary. It was excavated as a source of ballast for the construction of the railway. It has since matured into a most attractive lake with beds of reed and sedge, and emergent vegetation. There are mature trees and shrubs, mainly willow and sallow, flanking the railway. A hide overlooks the mere to the west of the reserve.

The reserve attracts many wintering wildfowl including teal, shoveler, goosander and goldeneye.

There are also many breeding birds including up to 20 pairs of both reed and sedge warblers, two pairs of great crested grebes and three pairs of little grebes. Kingfisher and common tern also breed on the reserve.

opening times

The reserve is open at all times. The best time to visit is January to December

more information

Access off Tritton Road