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About Beckingham Marshes

Snipe hiding among grass

Image: Nigel Blake

Beckingham Marshes is a major habitat creation project on the River Trent floodplain.

We're working with a local grazier to re-establish a wet grazing marsh habitat lost after World War II. It'll provide ideal conditions for lots of wetland wildlife – particularly breeding wading birds, such as lapwings and curlews - but also water voles, dragonflies and damselflies, amphibians and a variety of aquatic plant life.

In winter, the flooded fields will also attract wildfowl such as wigeons, teals, gadwalls, whooper and Bewick’s swans.

There's no visitor centre as such, but The Old Willow Works may be open, depending on volunteer availability. There is a car park there, open from 9 am to 5 pm. Refreshments are available at a garden centre in Saundby, 1 mile away.

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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