North Cave Wetlands
Dryham Ln, Brough HU15 2LY, UK
About North Cave Wetlands
North Cave Wetlands is a true example of a 21st Century nature reserve, developed in the footprint of a large sand and gravel quarry. It is is a peaceful place for a walk and to bird watch. There are also little ponds with dragonflies flying about. It is free to enter and park. It’s a great place to spend a day.
Attractions near North Cave Wetlands
A lovely woodland nature reserve rich in wildlife. One of the iconic attraction which was cared for and maintained by yirkshire wildlife trust. A woodland reserve with 3km of grass footpaths provides a circular trail around the reserve.
St Helen’s Well is a natural spring in the amphitheater setting of an old chalk and flint pit. It is sited just east of the hamlet of Santon in the Little Ouse valley. Water rises here directly from the Chalk bedrock. The Mediaeval site of St Helen’s Church is an interesting historical feature close by, marked by hummocky ground west of the quarry.
Blacktoft Sands is part of the Humber estuary - one of the most important wildlife sites in the UK. Six shallow saline lagoons provide good birding throughout the year. An area of grazing marsh provides a home for wildfowl and waders through the autumn and spring and includes a large seasonally flooded area.
Whitgift Lighthouse at Ousefleet stands as a reminder of an earlier age, one when the county’s rivers were a lifeline for heavy industry. This lighthouse was a vital touchstone for vessels going to and from Goole and onwards to the North Sea. The whole length of the Rivers Ouse, Trent, and Humber is lined with marker lights, but Whitgift is the only full sized traditional lighthouse on the Ouse and Trent section.
The historic building is located just off the A614 near the village of Skidby and surrounded by picturesque countryside. Built-in 1821, the windmill has been grinding grain for nearly two centuries! It produces its own wholemeal flour, ground between one of its three pairs of millstones and powered by its four 12-meter sails, each weighing more than 1.25 tonnes apiece.
Burton Bushes consists of approximately 26 acres of natural woodland on the western boundary of the Beverley Westwood pasture. Thew woodland is a remnant of the primeval forests that once covered the pasture area. It is one of the special areas with a scientific interest.
Where is North Cave Wetlands
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East Riding of Yorkshire is a no-nonsense sort of place. Its largest city, Hull - more properly known as Kingston upon Hull, is where the county's beating heart lies. It is a solid city that just gets on with the business in hand, which in this case is shipping. Hull is still very much a busy commercial port.