Red Hill Nature Reserve Louth

Places to Visit

Ages:

  • All the family
  • Under 5s
  • School age
  • Adults

Venue:

Outdoor

Cost:

Free

Description

Red Hill Nature Reserve, Louth 

Open all year though the best time to visit is April - August

The area comprises 1.6 hectares (4 acres) of steep chalk escarpment grassland with some scrub and 1.6 hectares of old plateau grassland, and a disused quarry with a famous exposure of Red Chalk which is rich in fossils, particularly belemnites and brachiopods. 

The commoner grassland butterflies and moths, including an abundance of six-spotted burnet moths, are present. The meadow pipit, a localised breeding species inland in Lincolnshire, nests in the reserve. Common lizard and grass snakes occur. 

No marked paths on the Coronation Meadow, SSSI has a waymarked route around the site, some narrow paths across the top of the quarry and some steep steps. Not suitable for wheelchairs, though hard standing car park has excellent views over the wolds. 

Dogs

No dogs permitted. Assistance dogs only. 

Parking

Small parking area available

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Photo Credits: https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/nature-reserves/red-hill


Open hours

MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen