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route for shipping. There is an impressive range of animal and bird life, from barn owls to the distinctive Oystercatcher. Visitors may even be lucky enough to spot a common seal. Salt marsh plants and molluscs colonise the mud within the reserve making it attractive to wildlife. The reserve is also home to the Pilgrim Fathers Memorial.


Woodlands Organic


Farm is located five miles south-east. This mixed farm grows vegetables, arable crops and keeps livestock. Its silt fields are


Central Park gates


ideally suited for cultivating vegetables that can be purchased as part of its Box Scheme. A year- round, free farm trail allows visitors to enjoy the changing seasons, the views of the open countryside and spot Lincolnshire Buff chickens, Red cattle, hares and herons along the way. Woodlands organises farm visits that can be booked by individuals or groups, giving visitors a close look at the organic farming process; a guided walk across the fields to the market garden can also be arranged.


Judges’ special award winner - East Midlands in Bloom 2012


Witham Way Country Park and Nature Reserve runs alongside the River Witham close to the town centre and provides a wide range of habitats, including woodland, scrub, wild ower meadow, orchard and bug park


Facilities include:  Picnic area  Trim trail for all the family  Nature habitats with information boards


 Dual-use path for walkers and cyclists


 Wheelchair and pushchair friendly


The 38-acre site is maintained by volunteers from Friends of Witham Way Country Park with the support of Boston Borough Council


Nature on your doorstep: Visit Witham Way Country Park


HOW TO GET THERE


The park is a short riverside walk from Grand Sluice and Boston Marina or can be accessed by car via Tattershall Road (car park adjacent to Boston Town Football Club)


y Useful contacts RSPB Frampton Marsh RSPB Freiston Shore


T: 01205 724678 W: www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/f/framptonmarsh T: 01205 724678 W: www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/f/freistonshore


Woodlands Organic Farm T: 01205 724778 W: www.woodlandsfarm.co.uk Boston Woods Trust


T: 01205 112233 W: http://community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/thebostonwoodstrust/ discoverboston 15


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