List of YWT Nature Reserves (A-Z)


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If you are looking to take a weekend break, or make more of a holiday of it then be sure to visit a couple of nature reserves whilst you are away.

North Yorkshire

Bluebell woodland - Phil Burns

We have 36 nature reserves to visit, including Askham Bog, Moorlands, Wheldrake Ings or our fabulous Staveley Nature Reserve to name just a few. You may be lucky and see otters, marsh orchids or boxing hares.

North Yorkshire has so much to offer with beautiful heather moorlands, abbeys and castles.


South Yorkshire

Barn owl - Mark Chambers

There are 24 nature reserves in South Yorkshire, whether it be Sprotbrough Flash, Brockadale, or our top nature reserve Potteric Carr. You might be lucky and chance upon great crested grebes, pochards, bittern and banded demoiselles.

South Yorkshire has so much to offer, with theatres, halls and museums.


West Yorkshire

Ilkley Moor - James Whitesmith

There are 20 West Yorkshire nature reserves, we have Hetchell Wood, Stoneycliffe Wood and our popular Adel Dam Nature Reserve.

You may be lucky and see jays, blackcaps, marsh violets or even a kingfisher. West Yorkshire has so much to offer, with sculpture parks, abbeys and mills.


East Yorkshire

Puffin - Tom Marshall

There are 19 East Yorkshire nature reserves, so make a visit to Allerthorpe Common, North Cave Wetlands, Spurn or our faboulus Flamborough Cliffs to name just a few.

You may be lucky to see avocets, short-eared owls, puffins and adders. East Yorkshire has so much to offer with rolling hills on the Yorkshire Wolds and shimmering coastlines.