Summer Leys WT

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Summer Leys is a collection of lakes at the southern end of a mosaic of open water created by gravel works alongside the A45. It includes shallow areas of water, ponds, scrape surrounded by grassland and wet woodland. It is an internationally important haven for breeding and wading birds.

Key times: Anytime. 
Key Species Goosander, Wigeon, Gadwall and waders.
Habitat: Woodland, large lake, ponds, scrapes and open grassland.
Maps: OS Explorer 242.
Post Code: NN29 7TD.
Grid Reference: SP886634.
Distance/Time: 52 mins - 1 hour.
Terrain: Flat and open with gravel paths.
Facilities: Visitor Centre, Shop, Cafe/Refreshments, Picnic Area, Accessible Toilets, Car Park (Charge except BCN members with car registered in advance) and Hides.
Public Transport: Train and bus look elsewhere.
Other Sites nearby:
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Species recorded

What you might see

  • Greylag Goose

  • Mute Swan

  • Northern Shoveler

  • Gadwall

  • Mallard