Whisby Grebe Lake by Rachel Shaw

Reserves & Observatories

Whisby Nature Park

A baron quarry site reclaimed by nature. The once bare sand pits are now full of plant communities and habitats for various wildlife. Just a short distance from Lincoln City centre is this relaxing natural environment. 

  • Cafe / Tea RoomCafe / Tea Room
  • ParkingParking
  • AccessibleAccessible
  • ToiletsToilets
  • Baby FacilitiesBaby Facilities
  • Gift ShopGift Shop
  • Dogs WelcomeDogs Welcome
  • Groups WelcomeGroups Welcome
  • Coach ParkingCoach Parking
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Little Darters Adventure Play Area

Discover the outdoor adventure play area for children to explore, hosted by The Natural World Centre. Ideal for allowing them to blow off steam and to let their imagination run wild.

Scenic Routes

Enjoy beautiful scenery following any of the six way-marked trails around the park including spectacular views of wildlife and across the large lake. 

Beautiful landscape, filled with wildlife and scenic walks and trails

Whisby Nature Park was created through quarrying for sand and gravel. Some elements of original quarry remain, including fragments of heathland, old hedgerows and a small oak woodland.

However, the land stripped bare from quarrying is now host to an abundance of rich vegetation and ecosystems with lakes surrounded by grassland, marsh, scrub and Willow Carr, plus six way-marked trails all between 1.2 to 3 miles. Look out for different kinds of birds, with new species visiting throughout the year.

opening times

Reserve open all year. Please note, the car park gate is closed at dusk.

The Natural World centre
9:30 - 15:30
9:30 - 15:00

entry & prices

Car Parking from March to October
Car Parking November to February

more information

Whisby Nature Park

Moor Lane