Walesby Woodlands Caravan Park is only 26 miles away from Donna Nook National Nature Reserve. This coastline between Grainthorpe Haven in the North and Saltfleet in the South covers more than 6 miles and consists of dunes, slacks and intertidal areas, which provide a home for many important wildlife species. Every year in November – December grey seals return to Donna Nook coastline to give birth to their pups near the sand dunes. It is the largest breeding colony in the UK and attracts visitors from across the country. In 2007, the seal colony had its best breeding season on record, with about 1,194 pups born to the 3,500 resident grey seal colony.
Distance: 47 min by car
Gibraltar Point is a dynamic stretch of unspoilt coastline running southwards from the edge of Skegness to the mouth of the Wash. Covering 1,100 acres of pristine coastline and recognised as an area of international importance, the reserve extends about three miles along the Lincolnshire coast from Skegness to the entrance of the Wash. Sandy and muddy seashore, sand dunes, saltmarsh and freshwater marsh with ponds and lagoons are home to a rich assemblage of coastal wildflowers and many birds. The Visitor Centre includes a cafe and gift shop, also residential field centre and bird hides. Perfect for family visits.
Disntance: 1 hour 10 min by car
Legbourne Wood is one of the few remaining ancient woodlands in eastern Lincolnshire. The canopy at Legbourne is ash and oak. Beneath the trees, over 60 species of wildflowers have been recorded including primrose, early purple orchid, bluebell, wood anemone, sweet woodruff, wood sorrel and lesser celandine. There is a varied bird population.
Distance: 36 min by car
The wet fenland landscape with open water and reedbed is a habitat that has dramatically declined in the last 300 years. This reserve was created with the help of European funding following the completion of flood defence works undertaken by the Environment Agency on the River Witham in 2002 to 2004. The site has been developed to benefit wildlife associated with fen and reedbeds.
Distance: 31 min by car
PLEASE NOTE: We try to reduce the impact on our environment. A lot of wild animals live in woodlands around us. To reduce light pollution, we keep our site less lighted at night. If you need to use the well-lit toilet/shower block please bring your own torch with you to get there!