Sunday, 3 August 2014

Nature... Captivating and free....!

Apart from the car park charges that is!
Although in fairness the charges at the Whisby Nature Park are only £2 for the day so we certainly shouldn't complain.
We have passed the signs to this many times on our way to Hemswell Antiques Centre and the Lincoln showground, but had never stopped to investigate. Well last Sunday we finally decided to check it out.

What a beautiful place.

In spring and summer, flocks of tits and finches are joined by warblers. The lakes attract feeding sand martins and swallows, and terns nest on the islands. Chiffchaffs, reed and sedge warblers can be heard. Whisby Nature Park has also become famous for nightingales.
There are about 6 miles of all ability walks and a number of stunning lakes. There are bird hides, an adventure playground for children and an education centre. Once gravel pits the park is now managed by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.
It was so good to just amble along spotting wild flowers and birds, dragon flies and damsel flies.

The hides give amazing views across the lakes and we spotted cranes, egrets and lapwings. The day was glorious, hot and sunny, but there was plenty of shade and when we had done there was the Boardwalk cafe to enjoy a refreshing drink on a verandah overlooking one of the lakes. The cafe also serves locally sourced delicious food.
It really was well worth a visit and would be fabulous for a family day out.
I think we may well return in the Autumn and Winter to see it in different seasons.

I'm off now to do the worse part of preparing for our pop up shop next Saturday...packing and labelling.

Wish me luck.

Hope you have lovely week
Jenny xx


  1. Sounds fun, good luck with your shop! :)

  2. I am enjoying the summer but looking forward to autumn for the walks we can do.
    Hope the pop up shop went well.
    Lisa x


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