Coastal golf course to become nature reserve


The National Trust has announced it has acquired a stretch of coastal land between Sutton on Sea and Chapel St Leonards, Lincolnshire.

The former golf course at Sandilands will become a new nature reserve, forming part of the 3,500-ha Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park.

While plans are yet to be fully unveiled, rumours suggest that the restored site will comprise of a mixture of dune and wetland habitat, in order to encourage a range of wildlife.

The ex-Sandilands Golf Course will be restored into a nature reserve, reported to consist of a mix of dune and wetland habitats (National Trust).

The Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park consists of several nature reserves and a large stretch of sandy beach, as well as multiple villages and large swathes of surrounding farmland. Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, with whom the National Trust will be working closely with on the site at Sandilands, already maintain several reserves in the immediate area, these including Chapel Pit, Huttoft Bank Pit and Wolla Bank Reedbed.

Most of the development work can't start on site presently due to current Govenment guidelines with regards to the coronavirus outbreak. However, National Trust is encouraging the public to monitor progress at their new Twitter account, @NTSandilands.