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.

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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

entry & prices

Car park charges in place during peak months (April 15th - October 31st).

Car park open 6:00 - 22:00, charges apply 10:00 - 17:00.

One hour stay
Up to two hours
Over two hours

No parking is permitted overnight between 22:00 and 6:00.

Disabled badge holders will be exempt from charges.

No vehicles over 6m allowed.

Please pay by phone or online. There will be no facilities to take payment for parking on site either via cash or card, and visitors will be required to pay through APCOA Connect.

APCOA Connect

more information

Wolla Bank Pit

Anderby Road

Chapel St Leonards

PE24 5XH (nearest postcode)


Access Point Address:

Wolla Bank, Anderby PE24 5XH