Rigsby Wood is an ancient woodland located on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The woods is reached on foot along a short waymarked track. It's the perfect place for a family walk, especially in spring or summer.
There is a good range of breeding birds to keep an eye out for including tawny owl, great spotted woodpecker, nuthatch, treecreeper, bullfinch, garden warbler and blackcap. Woodcock are regular in winter. This is also a great place to find bluebells from mid-April. The reserve covers 15 hectares.
Please note, the route follows a compacted woodland trail, so not ideal for pushchairs or wheelchair access.
Please note, no dogs permitted.
The wood lies at the foot of the Wolds, about 1.8 miles west of Alford. Turn north towards South Thoresby at the Miles Cross Hill crossroads on the A1104 road half way between Ulceby Cross and Alford. After 2km, the wood will be seen set back from the road on the right. Cars may be parked on the roadside. The wood is reached on foot along a short track off Haugh Lane, Haugh, Alford. Nearest postcode LN13 0AN.
Map credit: Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust