GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Frampton Marsh - The Wash Walk

6 miles (9 km)

Visit this splendid RSPB nature reserve on the Wash on this circular walk near Boston. There are miles of good footpaths taking you to reedbed, saltmarsh, tidal mudflats, freshwater scrapes and grassland.There are good facilites with a visitor centre and a number of bird hides where you can look out for a wide variety of coastal birds. These include Avocet, Hen Harrier and Lapwing.
The Macmillan Way long distance footpath runs through the reserve so it's easy to extend your walking in the area. If you head west you can enjoy a waterside walk along the River Welland to Fosdyke Bridge. You could also follow the Macmillan Way from Boston to reach the site. The waterside footpath runs along The Haven river from the town centre to The Wash.
If you'd like to visit the reserve by bike then you can follow National Cycle Network route 1 from Boston. It runs on country lanes to Sandholme near the reserve.

Frampton Marsh Postcode

PE20 1AY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Frampton Marsh - - 431800

Frampton Marsh. Looking east from the sea bank one sees extensive salt marshes, part of the Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve. One of the most important estuaries for birds in Britain, this marsh covers 900 acres. Next stop The Netherlands or Denmark.

Grazing on Frampton Marsh - - 1432540

Grazing on Frampton Marsh. Cattle enjoying a feed on Frampton Marsh. Note the clump of trees in the background which shelter the car park at the end of the road.

Marsh Harrier at Frampton Marsh - - 1432409

Marsh Harrier at Frampton Marsh. Perched on top of a fence post alongside one of the many creeks, this large bird swooped round and round looking for prey later on.

Sluice, Frampton marsh - - 1206483

Sluice, Frampton marsh. Water levels are fundamental to wetland bird habitats. Here a simple overflow sluice maintains the steady level near the sea wall on Frampton Marsh.

Gate on top of the sea wall, Frampton Marsh - - 1206553

Gate on top of the sea wall, Frampton Marsh. A footpath and bridleway run along the top of the sea wall.

Avocet in flight at Frampton Marsh - - 1432309

Avocet in flight at Frampton Marsh. The avocet is the symbol of the RSPB who manage the reserve here, so it was a privilege to have a fly past.

Bird Hide, Frampton Marsh - - 1206423

A wet land habitat has been created by excavating shallow pools and managing the water levels. Bird hides and a visitor centre are all under construction to make the visitor experience a memorable one.

Sea bank on Frampton Marsh - - 1432531

Sea bank on the marsh. Looking north-east along the Macmillan Way long distance footpath which follows the sea bank here.


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