Moorgates Quarry LNR

Habitat

Former quarry with woodland walk and several ponds.

Access

Uppermill (Grid Ref: SD992053).

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Thorne Moors – Humberhead Peatlands NNR

Habitat

Former peatland extraction site, currently being restored to heathland.

Access

Grid Reference: SE664094
The nearest large towns to the reserve are Doncaster and Scunthorpe. Follow the signs for Thorne on the A18/M18/M180. Park with care along Grange Road or at the Winning Post Centre in the village of Moorends. The moors can also be accessed from the East via Crowle Moors Grid Ref: SE 759145

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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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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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Walton Colliery Nature Park


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Habitat

A former colliery site with ponds, grassland and a good path network. In 2008 it was designated a Local Nature Reserve. Numerous small ponds and disused canal.

Access

Car park off Shay Lane, between Walton and Crofton on the B6378.
Grid ref. SE363176

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Walton Colliery Nature Park Leaflet
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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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The Yorkshire Arboretum


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Habitat

A series of four artificial water bodies set within the grounds of the arboretum.

Access

Situated between York and Malton, the arboretum is opposite the main entrance to Castle Howard.
There is an admission fee.
Grid ref. SE705699

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The Yorkshire Arboretum
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Timble Ings


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Habitat

Woodland, shallow moorland streams, ponds and ditches.

Access

Access is of the minor road south of Blubberhouses. Parking for a couple of cars opposite Anchor Farm at grid ref: SE170542, or four cars along the unmade road at grid ref: SE166530.

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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.

More Information

Fairburn Ings – RSPB
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Johnny Brown’s Common


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Habitat

Former colliery site with ponds, marsh and scrub.

Access

Park in layby on B6474 between Upton and South Kirby. Walk west along track to reach common.

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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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Dundale Pond


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Habitat

Moorland pond and stream.

Access

Take Braygate Lane north from Levisham. Park at the end of the lane and walk down to the pond.

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The Tarn, Goathland


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Habitat

Acidic bog and standing open water.

Access

Park at the T junction at the western end of Goathland. Follow the footpath up onto the moor in a south-westerly direction.

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Tranmire Bog


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Habitat

Bog.

Access

Roadside bog on Wheeldale Moor at SE803970

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Fen Bog


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Habitat

Valley mire.

Access

The reserve is situated to the west of the A169 Pickering-Whitby road, about ten miles north of Pickering and three miles south of Goathland.

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Fen Bog – 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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Skipwith Common


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Habitat

Dry and wet heathland, mire bogs.

Access

From the west off the A19 along King Rudding Lane, the east from Common Lane in Skipwith.

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Saltmarshe Delph


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Habitat

A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Site – Open fresh water and reedbed.

Access

South of Howden (SE774248).

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Saltmarshe Delph – YWT

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Pulfin and High Eske Nature Reserve


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Habitat

A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust site consisting of High Eske borrow pit and Pulfin reed fen.

Access

Accessed via Tickton by walking along the River Hull bank (TA050440).

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Pulfin Bog – YWT

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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
North Cave Wetlands -YWT

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Lilly Pond

Lilly Pond

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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Filey Dams – YWT

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Eastrington Ponds


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Habitat

Local Nature Reserve at (SE7829). The main pond is the former site of Eastrington Brick Works. There are several borrow pits foound along either side of the railtrail, the pits the result of building the former Hull and Barnsley Railway.

Access

There is a car park which is accessed off Howden Road, west of Eastrington village.

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A plan of the site can be downloaded from East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s website.

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Broomfleet Washlands


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Habitat

Fenland type habitat with a series of fishing ponds.

Access

Leave the M62 at the North Cave junction. Take the B1230 to Newport. Before reaching Newport take the left turning to Broomfleet along Wallingfen Lane. At the end of the road turn right on to Common Road. Continue straight on, the road eventually turns in to a deeply rutted track which is passable with care, car park can be found before the track rises towards the railway. Alternatively turn left off Common Road on to Carr Lane. At the end of the road turn right on to Main Street. Take the right hand bend and follow the road until reaching the bridge over the Market Weighton Canal, don’t cross the bridge, the road is wide enough to safely park. Walk north towards the railway where there is an underpass on to the washlands complex.

Note: The site may be used for cattle grazing and could also be in use for shooting.

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Noddle Hill Nature Reserve


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Habitat

A Hull City Council owned site. Fishing Pond.

Access

Take Bransholme Road off Noddle Hill Way (TA111348).

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Allerthorpe Common


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Habitat

A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Site – acidic wet/dry heath, mire, grassland and woodland with ponds.

Access

From A1079 Hull -York Road, towards Sutton-upon-Derwent and Thornton; 1st left towards Thornton. Park 1/2 mile on right. Cross road and walk track by Forest Enterprise gate. Take ride on left to junction with line of pylons. Reserve is along track on right. Grid ref SE 761475.

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Heathland Pond

Heathland Pond

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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