Yorkshire Wildlife TRust nature reserves

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are a local charity promoting wildlife in Yorkshire for everyone to enjoy. They look after over 100 reserves across the county and some of them are close to the Adventure All Ways route. Check out the places to visit below!

This Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve may be small but it supports an amazing collection of wildflowers which are best seen in late spring.

Globe Flower Wood

Malham (section k/l)

A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, this broadleaf ancient woodland is one of the largest in the Dales. There are loads of interesting species to find here including some uncommon fungi and other wildlife.

Grass Wood

Grassington (section k)

With a rich variety of habitats this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve is fantastic for bird watching with curlews, oystercatcher and snipe to be spotted.

Semer Water

Hawes (section H/I)

This Yorkshire Wildlife Trust site is a wildflower meadow with fantastic views.

Leyburn Old Glebe

Leyburn (section I)

One of few large open expanses of water in this area of Yorkshire, this Wildlife Trust reserve is home to a huge number of waders and other wetland birds.

Bolton on swale

Catterick (section g/h)

An impressive reserve with Whitestone Cliff towering over the woodland. There's lots to explore with fantastic geological features, wildlife and wonderful views.

Garbutt Wood

Thirlby (section E/F)

Ashberry Nature Reserve is one of the finest ancient woodlands in Yorkshire. With a variety of habitats including limestone grasslands, marsh, and a crystal clear stream this  site is home to a variety of rare birds and other wildlife.


Rievaulx (section E/F)

A primarily broadleaf woodland at this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve you an find an abundance of wild flowers including the purple orchid, as well as badger scrapes, deer tracks, and much more.

Little Beck Wood

Little Beck (section C)

The wide open lakes of this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Reserve are a fantastic place to watch wildfowl and waders. The ponds around the lake are also home to great crested newt!

Burton riggs

Seamer (section B/C)

The calm lagoons of this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve are home to dragonflies and newts. With a boardwalk and pond dipping platform this is a great relaxing spot.

filey dams

filey (section a/b)

The cliffs of this Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve are home to tens of thousands of breeding auks, gannets and gulls which make it one of the most nationally important seabird colonies in Europe.

Flamborough Cliffs

Flamborough (section A)

There are lots of other Nature Reserves in Yorkshire, check out their website to see which ones take your fancy!

Other Reserves


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