Willow Tree Fen and River Glen Spalding
This pretty nature reserve near Spalding has three colour coded walking trails to try. The reserve is located on the River Glen so there are nice waterside paths to follow. It is a typical fenland setting with meres, flooded pastures, hay meadows and reedbeds. Look out for lots of water loving wildlife such as black tailed godwit, marsh harriers, wigeon, teal, lapwing, redshank and snipe. You may also spot an otter or water vole by the river.
The Macmillan Way runs through the reserve along the river so there is scope for extending your walk. Heading west will take you towards Thurlby while heading east takes you into Pinchbeck near Spalding.
Also nearby is Bourne Woods where there are miles of walking and cycling trails through ancient woodland with a mixture of conifers and broad-leaved trees, ponds and sculptures.
PostcodePE10 0AU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Willow Tree Fen Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Willow Tree Fen Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Willow Tree Fen OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Willow Tree Fen Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Also near Spalding are the Holbeach Marsh and Moulton Marsh Nature Reserves. The latter is a man-made reserve with woodland, lagoons, creeks, saltmarsh and nice trails along the River Welland.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Lincolnshire Walks page.