Chapel Marsh Pit
60 Parking Spaces
Access Point Address:
Chapel Pit, Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire, PE24 5XH
About Chapel Marsh Pit
Another pit created in 1953 after clay was extracted to repair the sea defences. The flooded pit has marginal reedbeds and aquatic plants with planting screens of willows round the banks of the pits to reduce disturbance to birds.
What you will see
15 species of duck recorded, mainly as winter visitors with grebes, divers and wild swans also often seen in winter. In summer breeding species include reed and sedge warblers, lesser whitethroat, and great crested and little grebes. In August and September thousands of migrating swallows and house martins roost in the reedbeds.
Thinking about what to eat whilst you're visiting? Local Celebrity Chef, Rachel Green, has supplied us with some inspiring picnic recipes that are delicious and suitable for any day of the year.