Reserves & Observatories

Wolla Bank Pit Nature Reserve

Wolla Bank Pit is flooded clay pits with Wolla Bank Reedbed on the opposite side of the road. A range of chalk-land flora as well as colonies of common spotted-orchid. Good for butterflies and dragonflies.

About Wolla Bank

Wolla Bank reedbed was partially scraped for clay for the repair of sea defences following the 1953 east-coast floods, but is now an extensive reedbed. Reed warbler, sedge warbler, reed bunting and whitethroat all nest. Bearded tits and short-eared owls are occasional visitors in winter whilst marsh harriers visit in spring.

What you will see

Snipe are frequent visitors in winter, with bittern and bearded tit occasional visitors. In the breeding season, reed and sedge warblers (and occasionally grasshopper warblers), reed bunting, and great crested and little grebe all nest. Many rare migrants have also been seen

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Wolla Bank Pit

Anderby Road

Chapel St Leonards

PE24 5XH (nearest postcode)


Access Point Address:
Wolla Bank, Anderby PE24 5XH