74) Alkborough Flats Nature Reserve, Alkborough. North Lincolnshire. DN15 9JN.

Route:
my route was 2:87 miles though you can add many more miles on by incorporating part of the embankment raised path, east and west running.

Terrain:
Tarmac, gravel, dirt track and path. Further sections of the reserve are on grass path but I didn't venture on to these as it was very muddy.
Much of the reserve is reed bed and flood plain so if the river is a high less of the reserve might be passable.
I had to negotiate several deep flooded sections with my mobility equipment. One slope at the beginning and one slope at the far end of the reserve.

A couple of rather awkward swings gates (Radar key operated) and a few awkward bridleway gates with difficult latches.

Facilities on site:
Small car park with Blue Badge parking. Level and flat area.  The reserve is free to visit.
http://www.visitnorthlincolnshire.com/item/alkborough-flats/

https://www.birdguides.com/sites/europe/britain-ireland/britain/england/lincolnshire/alkborough-flats/

What might you see?
The reserve is well known for the reed bed occupants - particular Bearded Tits. I was really lucky to see several Marsh Harrier and a stunning Hen Harrier during my visit.















 
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