Huttoft Bank Pit

80 Parking Spaces

Viewing Point

Access Point Address:
Huttoft Car Terrace LN13 9RR 

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A former clay pit that features open water and extensive reedbeds. Fifteen species of duck have been recorded here and moorhen, water rail, reed bunting, reed and sedge warblers all nest here. Short-eared owls and bitterns visit in winter, marsh harriers in spring.

ducks

About Huttoft Bank Pit

These pits were created after the devastating East Coast floods of 1953. Clay was taken to improve and raise the sea defences and the resulting pits have been turned into a series of man-made nature reserves.

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What you will see

Fifteen species of duck have been recorded here and moorhen, water rail, reed bunting, reed and sedge warblers all nest here. Short-eared owls and bitterns visit in winter, marsh harriers in spring.

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Explore Nearby

Huttoft Car Terrace is very popular spot with visitors and one of the very few where you can sit in your car and watch the sea. Walk to Sandilands or take one of our circular walks inland.

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Plantlife

The open expanse of water and extensive reed beds encourage plants such as fennel pondweed, sea club-rush, great reedmace, brackish water-crowfoot, soft hornwort and yellow flag.

Visit: Huttoft Beach

North Sea Observatory

Bird Watching

Beach Picnics