Reserves & Observatories

Huttoft Bank Pit Nature Reserve

Huttoft, near Alford

A former clay pit that features open water and extensive reedbeds. Fifteen species of duck have been recorded here and moorhen, water rail, reed bunting, reed and sedge warblers all nest here. Short-eared owls and bitterns visit in winter, marsh harriers in spring.

About Huttoft Bank Pit

These pits were created after the devastating East Coast floods of 1953. Clay was taken to improve and raise the sea defences and the resulting pits have been turned into a series of man-made nature reserves.

What you will see

Fifteen species of duck have been recorded here and moorhen, water rail, reed bunting, reed and sedge warblers all nest here. Short-eared owls and bitterns visit in winter, marsh harriers in spring.

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Huttoft Bank Pit Nature Reserve

Alford

LN13 9RS

 

Access Point Address:
Huttoft Car Terrace LN13 9RR