Plan your visit
Car parks and trails: open during lockdown, daily at all times.
Toilets: closed during lockdown
Visitor Centre: closed during lockdown
Hides: closed during lockdown
Festive opening times:
21 and 22 December: reserve trails and car park open 24 hours. Toilets open 10am-4pm, all other facilities closed.
23 December - Christmas Day: reserve and car park open 24 hours. All other facilities including toilets closed.
Boxing Day - 28 December: All facilities open where covid restrictions allow. Toilets, takeaway refreshments and covid secure welcome point 10am-4pm.
29 December - New Year's Eve: reserve trails and car park open from 24 hours. Toilets open 10am-4pm, all other facilities closed.
New Year’s Day onwards: All facilities open where covid restrictions allow. Toilets, takeaway refreshments and covid secure welcome point 10am-4pm.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Car park cost
Visitor centre is closed
Toilets are closed
Accessible toilets are closed
Baby changing is closed
Refreshments facilities are closed
Picnic area is closed
Binocular hire is closed
Guided walks is closed
Viewing points are closed
How to get here
Boston is the nearest train station, about 4 miles (6.4 km) away.
The nearest bus stop is in Kirton village, approximately 3 miles (5 km) from reserve. The 113 Brylaine bus and the 58 Kimes bus run from Boston from Monday to Saturday.
The ‘Call Connect’ on demand bus service from Boston operates 7am – 7pm weekdays, 8am – 6pm Saturday. For more details call 0845 2343344 or visit lincsinterconnect.com.
National Cycle Route 1 is approx 1.5 miles (2.5 km) from the reserve entrance.
The reserve is signposted from the A16 between Boston and Kirton. Follow the brown signs to RSPB Frampton Marsh.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
The Macmillan Way long-distance footpath (starting in Boston) crosses the reserve.
Information for dog owners
Dogs are welcome on the public footpath round the reserve. Please keep to the designated rights of way on the Grassland trail only. Reedbed trail and the path to East Hide are not public footpaths, so sorry, no dogs are permitted here other than assistance dogs.
Please keep your dog on a lead and under close, effective control at all times, due to the sensitive wildlife and habitats and livestock here. We know that the countryside is a dog walking paradise. It’s important to remember the special surroundings here are wonderful havens for rare wildlife so we’ve created designated dog-friendly routes for you and your pooch to enjoy. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife and livestock can easily become startled by a loose dog they perceive as a predator.
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife here by keeping your dog on a lead and under close, effective control.
- A Dog water bowl and shaded tie-up area is available at the front of the visitor centre.
- Sorry, dogs aren’t permitted in the visitor centre other than assistance dogs.
- Dogs can die in hot cars, please do not leave your dog in the car when visiting us.
Group booking information
*Groups are usually welcome to visit the reserve during normal opening hours. However, changes to laws in England and Scotland mean that the maximum group size able to visit our reserves together is currently 6, unless you are from the same household or bubble. Therefore, we are currently unable to accept group bookings at this time*
Coach groups are welcome. Please contact the reserve to reserve the coach parking bay.