Deeping Lakes photographed by Lilianna Witkowska Wawer

Reserves & Observatories

Deepings Lakes Nature Reserve

Deeping St James

A wetland nature reserve with lakes and pools, noted for its wildfowl and waterbird communities making it ideal for birdwatching. Explore the bird hide that looks over the lake or follow the path and discover the wildflower meadow.

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 There is a main lake (formerly known as "The Lake", dating from 1800) and two areas of smaller lakes and pools (formerly known as Welland Bank Quarry, excavated in the 1990's). These lakes support a heronry of national importance as well as supporting a huge diversity of wintering wildfowl species and breeding birds such as terns, plovers and lapwings.

Surrounding the lake are areas of wildflowers including marsh orchid. These plants and water sources make Deeping Lakes an excellent spot for minibeast hunting. Look for dragonflies dancing over the lakes and damselflies resting at the water's edge.

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The nature reserve is open at all times.

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Deeping Lakes

Crowland Road

Deeping St James