Ripon City Wetlands operated as a working quarry until very recently. Now this site has been transformed into a nature reserve teeming with wildlife.
We're inviting everyone to visit us on our Open Day on Saturday 4th May. You can enjoy a selection of free guided walks and other family activities. The reserve is east of Ripon, next to Ripon Racecourse, and is free to visit.
The journey from quarry to wetland started in 2003, when Aggregate Industries bought quarrying rights from Brown and Potter. Following a detailed plan from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Aggregate Industries and the Trust worked with Middlemarch Environmental to design and create the perfect wildlife haven.