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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Oakhill & Goole Brick Ponds

Access

Leave the M62 at junction 36 and head towards Goole on the A614. Parking is along Tom Pudding Way near the Tesco distribution centre. A site plan can be downloaded from the Friends of Oakhill Nature Reserve website at the following link:-

http://oakhillnature.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Maps.pdf

More Information

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


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Habitat

Remains of a small reservoir constructed in the 19th century for the lead industry. It’s surrounded by heather moor and rough grassland, at an altitude of aroud 380m.

Access

Hurst Dam is at NZ042023, in Swaledale just west of Hurst. It’s a little off the public right of way but on Open Access land, so it’s accessible at most times of the year, but not with a dog.

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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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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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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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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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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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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