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About Beckingham Marshes

Image: Joe Harris

Beckingham Marshes is a conservation project giving nature a home along the River Trent floodplain.

We are working with a local grazier to re-establish the wet grazing marsh habitat lost after World War II. This provides ideal conditions for a host of wetland wildlife – particularly breeding wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks - but also water voles, dragonflies and damselflies, amphibians and a variety of aquatic plants.

In winter the flooded fields also attract wildfowl such as wigeons, teals, gadwalls and shovelers.

There is no visitor centre, but The Old Willow Works across the road may be open, depending on volunteer availability. There is a car park there open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

Opening times

We're open all day every day. The car park is open from 9 am to 5 pm.

Entrance charges

It's free, but donations are very welcome.

Information for dog owners

No dogs allowed, except registered assistance dogs

Contact us

  • Tel: 01636 893611

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 53.401227,-0.805039
  • Postcode: DN10 4PY
  • Grid reference: SK795900
  • Nearest town: Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
  • County: Nottinghamshire
  • Country: England

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