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Millington Wood under the trees © Margaret Boyd

Millington Wood – Taking You Back Into Ancient Woodland.

  • Fri 17th Jan, 2020

Millington Wood is one of the richest botanical woodlands in East Yorkshire and can be found tucked away in Lily Dale; a typical dry valley of the Yorkshire Wolds.

Kirkholme Point and Swan Island © Richard Baines

Yorkshire's Largest Freshwater Lake - Hornsea Mere

  • Mon 23rd Dec, 2019

Hornsea mere, situated just on the western edge of the popular seaside resort of Hornsea on the east coast is privately owned by the Wassand estate and is Yorkshire’s largest freshwater lake.

Avocet at North Cave © Maurice Dowson

North Cave Gravel Pits - On The Way Home

  • Thu 28th Nov, 2019

Located just outside the village of North Cave and only a couple of miles from the M62, North Cave wetlands reserve is an ideal stop off point.

Tawny Owl at Top Hill Low © Maurice Dowson

Top Hill Low. A Long Road To Somewhere...

  • Wed 30th Oct, 2019

As Education guide at Tophill Low nature reserve I often meet new visitors who have just experienced what seems to be the longest 4-mile journey from the main road to somewhere that appears to be in the middle of nowhere, it is just that, but it’s well worth the journey.