Discover and Learn

The Humberhead Levels covers a large area in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, and includes a number of fabulous Gateway Sites - established nature reserves that offer visitors the opportunity to explore some of the rare and diverse habitats within the landscape and watch the area’s wildlife.

Our Gateway Sites:

Alkborough Flats (Alkborough, North Lincs)

Blacktoft Sands (River Humber, East Yorkshire)

Crowle Moors (nr Crowle village, North Lincs)

Far Ings (nr Humberbridge, North Lincs)

Hatfield Moor (Doncaster)

Idle Valley (nr Retford, north Nottinghamshire)

North Cave Wetlands (North Cave, East Yorks)

Potteric Carr (nr M18 J3, Doncaster)


  • amazing locations to explore and experience the wealth of wildlife on offer across the Humberhead Levels
  • a variety of fun activities for individuals, families, school parties and community groups at a range of sites
  • training opportunities for volunteers to gain in-depth knowledge about species and practical conservation
  • help us monitor wildlife and protect precious habitats
  • education facilities at some of our sites for leanring outside the classroom and providing curiculum advice and services for schools, including Forest Schools.
  • ideas for how you can encourage wildlife in your own local green spaces.


Find out more about the Gateway Sites:


For more information please contact the education team at Potteric Carr at




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What's on

Lower Aire - Your Water Community Workshop

Tuesday 3rd May 2016,
7.00pm - 9.00pm

Venue: Allerton Bywater Community Centre - Leeds Road

The Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership, is a community-led approach that engages people and groups from across society to help improve our precious water environments. The vision of the partnership is; A healthy and wildlife-rich water environment within the Aire and Calder that is valued and enjoyed, bringing increasing social and economic benefits to all. We are running community workshops through out the catchment with the objective of identifying current actions and issues and working towards developing a plan to tackle issues in the future. We also hope to link up the community groups for collaborative benefit and develop a structure for inter community group actions, through catchment champions.

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An eventful task day @YWTPottericCarr with fun in the mud and experiencing the elements from sun to hail @WREN_news

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Pete Short of #RSPB Blacktoft Sands explains how to look after volunteers via @heritagelottery

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We had a visit to Sandall Beat yesterday to see how the wet-woodland is was wet #ourhardworkingriver

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RT @randomdoorbell: Presenting @HumberheadLevel #NEWP32 at the @networkrail conference today. Lots of other good practice going on

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Michael Rogers of @YorkshireWildlife gave an update on #HumberheadLevels work at today's @NottsBAG Forum

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