List of YWT Nature Reserves (A-Z)


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  • Natural icon of the Yorkshire Dales will be saved forever!

    Monday 11th December, 2017

    Ashes Pasture Credit Charlotte Bickler

    Staff at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are celebrating this week after receiving the news that a funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund has been successful. Thanks to National Lottery players, a grant of £59,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund was the final piece in a funding jigsaw to secure Ashes Pasture, in Ribblesdale.

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  • Help children get close to Filey’s wildlife!

    Monday 4th December, 2017

    Filey Dams Nature Reserve Credit Jono Leadley

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust looks to engage the spirit of Christmas in a festive appeal to raise £5,000. Success will release an additional £15,000 match funding to improve the visitor experience at a popular Filey wetland.

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  • Youth in Nature – It’s officially the best!

    Wednesday 29th November, 2017

    A project engaging young residents in and around Hull with wildlife and the environment has picked up a top award from a group of leading local environmental and conservation organisations.

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  • Restoring Fenay Beck for people and wildlife

    Tuesday 28th November, 2017

    Water Vole - credit Elliott Neep

    Work has begun to improve Fenay Beck in West Yorkshire, thanks to £44,123 received from Biffa Award.

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  • Dancing To Nature's Tune: Starlings Delight Over Doncaster

    Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

    Starling murmuration

    Sundown at Potteric Carr nature reserve in Doncaster. Without warning, calm skies are suddenly filled with a whirling, liquid-like mass of birds, moving in stunning synchronicity. This is a starling murmuration, one of nature’s awe-inspiring spectacles – and the reserve offers the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy it.

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  • New walkway step in right direction for hidden wetland

    Tuesday 21st November, 2017

    Councillor Robert Windass, NYCC, with volunteers at Upper Dunsforth Carrs

    A widely forgotten ancient wetland on the broader outskirts of York and Harrogate is ready to be rediscovered after months of hard work by staff and volunteers at Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, fuelled by funding from the Two Ridings Community Foundation.

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  • Environmental Organisations Join Forces to Restore Nature’s Humble ABODE

    Wednesday 15th November, 2017

    Water vole

    Watercourse connecting to Anston Brook and Oldcoates Dyke Environment (ABODE) near Dinnington will be transformed.

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  • Access for all at Amazing Askham Bog

    Monday 13th November, 2017

    Volunteers constructing the boardwalk vat Askham Bog Nature Reserve

    Funding from Yorventure helps to boost public access to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s stunning nature reserve on the edge of York.

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  • Living Seas Centre celebrates as visitor numbers hit historic high

    Thursday 9th November, 2017

    20,000th visitor Hugh Hendry (far right), pictured alongside his wife and sister

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Living Seas Centre at Flamborough welcomes 20,000th visitor this year

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  • Michael Gove reveals UK set to back total ban on bee-harming pesticides

    Thursday 9th November, 2017

    Honeybee - Credit Mister Electron via Flickr

    In an article penned for The Guardian today, the Environment Secretary states: "Where there is evidence that human activity is contributing to pollinator decline, we have a duty to act."

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