The attractive valleys of Snipe Dales offer wonderful views of the southern Lincolnshire Wolds that destroy the common perception that Lincolnshire is flat. Snipe Dales is one of few semi-natural wet valley systems still surviving in Lincolnshire.
It is an area of two halves with wet valleys and scrub in the Nature Reserve and mixed woodland forming the Country Park. This diversity of habitats supports a wide range of birds and other wildlife. The area is also rich in insect life and a great place to see butterflies and dragonflies. Walking through the landscape is pleasant at any time of year. In autumn and winter, treecreepers and goldcrests forage in the woodlands, along with siskin and bramblings. In the spring, with the return of migrating warblers and the breeding season getting underway, the valleys and woods are filled with bird song.
There are waymarked trails and information boards. Paths are steep in places. Many are hard surfaced, though can be muddy. Dogs can be taken to the country park on a lead or under close control. Dogs are not allowed in the nature reserve. Free entry, there is a small charge for parking (all fees go towards managing the reserve).
Snipe Dales is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust.