River Hull

River Hull

We have been working on the crystal clear chalk streams of the river Hull headwaters, downstream to the urban greenspace in the city of Kingston Upon Hull for over 20 years. Surveys and monitoring works underpin our river and stream restoration, working alongside connecting fragmented wetland habitats adjacent to the river and other watercourses, to create a mosaic of wildlife friendly sites throughout the river catchment.  

Key Aims

We aim to improve habitat connectivity by creating wildlife 'stepping stones' through the landscape that forms the river Hull valley. Public and landowner engagement is key to raising the profile and highlighting the issues and opportunities available to deliver positive land management for both people and wildlife. At the heart of this approach to our work is our Skerne Wetlands reserve, a 115 acre site consisting of wet woodland, wet grassland, reedbed, fen, ponds and two miles of the West Beck SSSI chalk stream. Habitat creation, chalk stream restoration & public engagement all take place on site with regular volunteering work days, events and training also taking place.

How you can help

You can get involved by helping with reserve management on our regular volunteer days, or become a livestock checker when we have the Belted Galloway cattle on site. Email jon.traill@ywt.org.uk for more details.