Lymington Reedbeds Nature Reserve

Lymington Reedbeds by Mark Heighes

Lymington Reedbeds by Mark Heighes

Lymington Reedbeds Nature Reserve

Wonderfully wild reedbeds home to a host of fascinating wildlife


On east edge of Lymington, North of the toll bridge
SO41 9LJ (to layby in Marsh Lane)

OS Map Reference

SZ 324 965
A static map of Lymington Reedbeds Nature Reserve

Know before you go

31 hectares

Entry fee

Donations welcome

Walking trails

Unsurfaced paths can be very wet and muddy


The site can be accessed from Marsh Lane or Ampress industrial park on the west side, or from Under Shore Road on the east.

A bridleway runs along the north eastern edge of the site (this can get very wet in places). There is a footbath up the west side with an access point opposite the allotments on Marsh Lane. This runs through the wet woodland and the path can be very muddy.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Sumer is an excellent time to visit as you may see otters, water voles, Cetti’s warblers and snipes.

About the reserve

Lymington Reedbeds nature reserve is home to a range of fascinating species. Sea birds are abundant and warblers sing all through the year. Migratory birds return to the reedbeds time after time, and during the winter the reserve come to life with waders and water fowl. If you’re lucky, you may even spot an otter or a water vole.

Whether you’re a keen birder or simply looking to reconnect with nature, Lymington Reedbeds Nature Reserve is a wonderful place to visit.  

Contact us

Martin Boxall
Contact number: 07970 564525

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

Location map