List of YWT Nature Reserves (A-Z)


Sign up to our monthly e-newsletter


 Or opt into another list

Family Fun - latest news and events
Learning - for teachers and community group leaders


A Summer at Spurn

Monday 31st July 2017

The evocative beauty of Spurn Credit Karl Holtby

Alongside the exciting development of the Spurn Discovery Centre, it's shaping up to be a great summer season for Spurn National Nature Reserve.

In touch with nature

The Spurn Safaris continue to be a real hit with visitors to Spurn. Highlights of recent trips include regular sightings of roe deer, dozens of seals, porpoises at the Point, Pyramidal Orchids and an abundance of invertebrates.

Pyramidal OrchidWe are coming into the change season already here at Spurn when birds and insects begin to move through from their breeding grounds to the north on migration. Soon bird numbers will increase dramatically and Spurn becomes a magnet for keen naturalists and people who just love the outdoors.

For those who prefer exploring Spurn under their own steam, you can take advantage of the bike hire option and there is nothing stopping you bringing your own bike. A steady walk on a sunny day is a real tonic too. Please just check tide times carefully before you visit and pay close attention to the latest information on display once you get there. Click here for more information.

Tours of the lighthouse

The fully renovated lighthouse is open to visitors from 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday thanks to a wonderful team of volunteers.

If we can increase the number of volunteers who support us in manning and managing the lighthouse we will be able to open up the lighthouse throughout the week so please get in touch if you would like to join the volunteer team by telephone 01904 659570 or email

Getting Creative

Spurn is special. The ever-changing natural landscape lends itself to the creative arts and cannot fail to fire the imagination.

We've had some fabulous events led by Artist in Residence Larry Malkin and Poet in Residence Robin Horspool over the summer and September brings a fantastic opportunity to join renowned local landscape and fine art photographer, Karl Holtby on a creative photography walk.

Please do keep an eye on our events listings to find out what special events, activities and workshops are taking place at Spurn. Simply use 'Spurn' as your keyword to narrow your search.

Change is at the heart of Spurn - throughout its past and undoubtedly so in the future. This in part is what makes the landscape and its natural environment unique and intriguing.



There are certainly lots of changes going on at Spurn this year with the new Discovery Centre being constructed but we are very much open to the public. The Blue Bell Café is open seven days a week and is a great place to fuel up before or after a trip along the reserve.

However you decide to enjoy Spurn, we look forward to welcoming you and hope to see you soon!