List of YWT Nature Reserves (A-Z)


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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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Spurn Safari

Sunday 23rd October 2016,
12.00pm - 3.00pm

Venue: Spurn National Nature Reserve, Hull

Join us on a special tour of Spurn and the lighthouse. Travel in comfort along Spurn in our Unimog and get to the top of the lighthouse.

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