Snipe Dales’ family open day fun

The Snipe Dales' visitor centre.
The Snipe Dales' visitor centre.

THE Snipe Dales Nature Reserve west of Spilsby is set to hold its annual open day this weekend.

The event will feature tea, cakes and fun for all the family.

The top pond at the reserve.

The top pond at the reserve.

It will run from 11am to 3.30pm on Saturday, June 16.

The Spilsby Area Group of the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust have organised the special occasion.

The area group’s chair, Denis Chandler, said: “There will be Mini Beast safaris with Mary Porter, guided walks, bird box making, shelter building, Wildlife Trust goods and tea and cakes for sale. It promises to be a great day out for the whole family.”

The country park car park is well signposted from the A158 Skegness-Lincoln road and from the B1195 Horncastle-Spilsby road.

Snipe Dales is one of the few substantial wet-valley systems in Lincolnshire that still survive largely unspoilt.

There are waymarked walks of varying length that may be followed starting from the car park. Dogs are welcome (under close control) in the country park but not in the nature reserve.

The nature reserve and country park are owned by Lincolnshire County Council and are managed jointly by the council and the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.

For information call 01507 526667.