Thorpe Marsh

Habitat

A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Site – Pastures lined with hedgerows, ponds, lakes and small woodlands.

Access

Grid Reference SE594088
Approach from Arksey or Barnby Dun along Forstead Lane parking near the Norwood Pumping Station.

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust – Thrope Marsh
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Treeton Dyke


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Habitat

Large Lake with surrounding meadow and scrubland.

Access

Park at the end of Washfield Lane, Treeton, near the railway line. Follow path south along the edge of the Railway to reach Treeton Dyke.

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Rabbit Ings


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Habitat

Former colliery yard and spoil heap of the Monkton Colliery .

Access

Car parks can be found along Lund Hill Lane, East of Royston.

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Forge Valley NNR


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Habitat

Wooded river valley of the Derwent.

Access

Park at the Old Man’s Mouth Picnic area SE984870. Cross the river on the board walk and walk upstream keeping an eye out for the demoiselles in sunny spots along the river.

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Pugneys Country Park


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Habitat

A 250 acre site which was previously an open cast mine, as well as a sand and gravel quarry and was turned into a country park in 1985. The park has two lakes, the largest of which is a 100 acre watersports lake. The smaller of the two lakes is only 24 acres and is a nature reserve which is overlooked by 2 bird hides. There are also many other streams and waterways on the site.

Access

East from junction 38 of the M1. Entrance from the A636 and A6186 junction roundabout.
Grid ref. SE330171

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Nosterfield Local Nature Reserve


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Habitat

A former sand and gravel quarry, owned and managed by the Lower Ure Conservation Trust since 1996. Primarily a wetland, grassland habitat, with four permanent bodies of water, the dragonfly population is continually expanding. To date, 16 species have been recorded, most recently Emerald Damselfly and Four-spotted Chaser. A permissive footpath from the main car park runs in one direction to West Tanfield village, and in the opposite direction towards Nosterfield village, from which it is possible to view the Silt Lagoons. Two hides overlook the Main Lake and a viewing screen overlooks the North Lake. In summer, the footpath is a favoured ‘sunning’ area for Black-tailed Skimmers and in the autumn is frequented by Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters.

Access

Access is from the B6267 (Moor Lane), east of West Tanfield, which follows the boundary of the reserve, signed at the car park entrance (SE278795).

The site is open all year round but visitors are requested to keep to the permissive footpath at all times.  To arrange a group visit, please contact Simon Warwick, LUCT Trustee: email simon@luct.org.uk or telephone 01765 602832

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Fairburn Ings


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Habitat

Range of open water and marsh.

Access

Visitors centre is 3/4 of a mile west of Fairburn village.

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Fairburn Ings – RSPB
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Potteric Carr


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Habitat

Range of open water, marsh and woodland.

Access

Located half a mile from Junction 3 of the M18, just south of Doncaster. Access into the reserve is via Sedum House, the head office of the BTCV.

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Potteric Carr – YWT

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Spurn Point

Habitat

Shallow scrapes and former canal.

Access

Park in the Canal Scrape car park before the entrance to Spurn Point.

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River Hertford


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Habitat

Canalised river draining into the River Derwent.

Access

Car park just north of the bridge over the A64 and also the bridge at Folkton Carr.

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Pocklington Canal


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Habitat

Slow flowing fresh water of high quality with plenty of floating and emergent vegetation.

Access

Access is possible from a number of locations along the canal.

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Pocklington Canal, Bielby

Pocklington Canal

North Cave Wetlands

Habitat

Former site of sand and gravel extraction turned back to nature. A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Site – The site is still being developed, primarily for birds. A series of five ponds have been created for dragonflies along the northern path of the reserve.

Access

Leave the M62 at junction 38. Reserve is signposted from North Cave village. Reserve is also signposted from the A1079 at Market Weighton.

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North Cave Wetlands
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Lilly Pond

Lilly Pond

Market Weighton Canal and Newport Ponds


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Habitat

Canal and ponds complex with floating vegetation.

Access

A car park can be found along Canal Side West off the B1230 in Newport Village.

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Filey Dams


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Habitat

A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust site consisting of fresh marsh.

Access

Accessed via Wharfedale road off the A1039.

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Tophill Low Nature Reserve


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Habitat

A wide range of freshwater habitats including marsh, lagoons, dykes and small ponds.

Access

From the A164 Beverley to Driffield Road. Leave the A164 at Watton, sign posted Tophill Low Pumping Station and follow the brown tourist signs along unclassified road for 6.5km/4 miles. Turn right at the main gates and follow the road round to the car park. Open Wednesday to Sunday 9am – 6pm during the summer months, and 9am – 4pm during the winter. The reserve is normally closed Mondays and Tuesdays, but is open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

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Tophill Low Nature Reserve

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