Lings

Lings Nature Reserve

Lings Nature Reserve - Robert Enderby

There is no public parking within Lings nature reserve. Visitors may be able to park in the surrounding roads, including Prentice Court, and can access the wood on foot from there.

An oasis of woodland and grassland in East Northampton

Location

3 miles from Northampton centre
Northampton
Northamptonshire

OS Map Reference

SP 801 638
A static map of Lings

Know before you go

Size
19 hectares

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Using surrounding roads, including Prentice Court, then access the nature reserve on foot.

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

A level surfaced track runs in a circuit throughout part of this reserve

Access

Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

This popular local nature reserve in the eastern district of Northampton includes woodland, scrub, ponds and acid grassland. Woodland areas range from plantations of mature sweet chestnut, Douglas fir and larch to areas which are returning to more native woodland with naturally regenerating birch, rowan, oak and holly. Wood anemone, dog's mercury, violets and climbing corydalis are all found in the woodland.

The acid grassland areas include typical species such as sheep's sorrel and gorse and rarities such as the tiny birdsfoot. Dragonflies, damselflies, frogs and newts all breed in the ponds at the site.

Additional information

  • Parking: there is no parking at the reserve.
  • The Wildlife Trust's Northampton Office is also based within the reserve. 
  • Scroll down to see the reserve boundary. Please note the boundary map is for indication purposes only and does not show the Wildlife Trusts definitive land boundary. 

FOR ANY MEDIA ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM:   communicationsteam@wildlifebcn.org or 01954 713500 and ask for comms team.

Contact us

Reserves Manager
Contact number: 01604 405285

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map

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Betony at Upwood Meadows June  - c. Robert Enderby

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