Carr Lodge Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationYou can park at Potteric Carr and walk across (but please note you will be crossing a busy road), or park on Hall Balk Lane near Loversall.
There is a bridleway on the old railway adjacent to the site, with informal access around the site on a path. No access to the main fields to prevent disturbance to the rich bird life.
The site is very uneven, parts are wet and muddy. Not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs at present.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to June; September to November
Adjacent to Potteric Carr, Carr Lodge forms a buffer to Potteric with complementary habitats. Birds use both sites to nest and feed.
In spring look out for ground nesting birds such as lapwing. Come summer, flowers abound, and over the autumn months passage birds will stop here. Over winter the drier areas will have flocks of thrushes such as redwings, while any flooding willdraw flocks of ducks like teal and wigeon.
The site is owned by the Land Trust and is managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.