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.
Know before you go
Parking informationUsing surrounding roads, including Prentice Court, then access the nature reserve on foot.
A level surfaced track runs in a circuit throughout part of this reserve
Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll 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.
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.