Whisby Moor

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Whisby Moor is a small moor situated close to the A46 road, west of North Hykeham, in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England.

Geography[edit]

Whisby Moor is situated geographically 5 miles (8 km) south-west from Lincoln city centre, with the village of Whisby less than 1 mile (1.6 km) to the north-west. The Nottingham-Lincoln Line runs through the Moor. The southern part of the Moor, including the Natural World Centre is in the parish of Thorpe on the Hill.

Whisby Nature Park[edit]

Lake at Whisby Moor

Former sand and gravel pits have been filled and turned into mesotrophic lakes, surrounded by wet willow scrub and now form part of Whisby Nature Park. The nature reserve was established in 1985. The park opened in 1989 on either side of the Nottingham to Lincoln railway line. It was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2002.[1][2]

The park has breeds of Shetland cattle and is home to a variety of bird species including wigeon, teal, tufted duck, pochard and goldeneye, great crested grebes, mallard and kingfisher,[3] which can be observed from several bird hides. The park is also home to the Hazel Pot Beetle, a leaf beetle of the Cryptocephalinae subfamily; it was released into the park in November 2000.

Natural World Centre[edit]

A visitor centre has been established as Whisby Natural World Centre and is run on behalf of North Kesteven District Council.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whisby Nature Park". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Map of Whisby Nature Park". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Whisby Nature Reserve". Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Whisby Nature Park: Nature Reserve Information". Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Natural World Centre". Naturalworldcentre.co.uk. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 

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Coordinates: 53°11′N 0°37′W / 53.183°N 0.617°W / 53.183; -0.617