Far Ings National Nature Reserve

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Far Ings National Nature Reserve

Far Ings National Nature Reserve

Far Ings is situated on the outskirts of Barton on the south bank of the Humber, a major east-west flyway for migrating birds. The pits and reed beds at Far Ings and along the Humber bank are a legacy of the tile and cement industry which flourished between 1850 and 1959. Thanks to pioneering management by Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, the reserve is now rich in wildlife and one of the UK strongholds for the bittern.

In spring and autumn you can see migration in action. Pipits, finches, swallows, martins, swifts, larks, starlings, waders and wildfowl move along the estuary. In late summer the reed beds are important hirundine roosts. Autumn and winter reward the observer on the Humber bank with sightings of redshank, wigeon, black-tailed godwit, skeins of pink-footed geese and many more species. The sight and sound of a skein of geese flying over is spectacular. Among the wildfowl which spend the winter months on the pits within the reserve, look for the diminutive teal.

Far Ings is a 10-15 minute walk along the Humber Bank from Barton-uopn-Humber.
By car, leave the A15 at the A1077 turn-off (last exit before the Humber Bridge). Take the first exit from the roundabout, then the first right (look for the brown tourist signs). At the bottom of the hill, turn right. The entrance to the reserve is on the left.



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