Sunday, 23 October 2011

North Cave Wetlands Nature Reserve

This nature reserve sits at the very foot of the Yorkshire Wolds and has been adapted from a worked out sand and gravel quarry. As more workings are taking place in the area it's likely that the reserve will expand in the future. Once earmarked as a landfill the site is now managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as a wetland and the focus is on birds with several features created to provide an ideal environment. Hides overlook the ponds and lakes in several places. Inside the hides bird guides have been provided to ease identification for those, like me, whose knowledge of birds is basic. A route round the boundaries of the reserve has been created which at what cant be much more than a mile makes for a pleasant stroll.

Whether a casual observer or serious birder the site is worth a visit. It has plenty of parking and a mobile catering unit aptly named the "Wild Bird Cafe" is often present. Full details of the site can be found at -


  1. Good to know that this place has been converted to a nature reserve. North Cave Wetlands is such an ideal place to go bird watching.

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