Wolla Bank Pit
40 Parking Spaces
Access Point Address:
Wolla Bank, Anderby PE24 5XH
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.
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
RSPB and Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust both offer some excellent spots to view birds at reserves large and small. If you are a novice try one of the larger reserves as RSPB and LWT usually have helpful guides on hand who are happy to advise. Don't forget your binoculars!
Walking & Cycling
With plenty of nearby car parks, reserves and beaches, there are a number of walking trails from Wolla Bank Pit. Follow a footpath and explore the Natural Coast and see what you discover!