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We took our seven year old grandson for his first visit to a nature reserve and it was a brilliant experience. Weather was cold but clear and a little sun. Aim was to see 15 different species of bird on the day and we saw...More
Wonderful Reserve to spend a peaceful afternoon. At the East Lagoon hide there are bird feeders which encourage lots of birds- we saw Tree Sparrows, Long Tailed Tits, a Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinches, Great Tits, Blue Tits and Coal Tits. A Water Rail was pecking...More
This Reserve is a joy to visit!
Easy strolling and lots of birds to see.
The hides are great and there is opportunity to glimpse so much
wildlife. A first for us - spotting a kingfisher diving for fish and returning to the same branch...More
From the reviews on here, a popular place for birdwatchers but not for many others. A new acquisition by YWT and it is a crime that another natural habitat has been adopted, and developed. Watch this space. No dogs allowed.
This nature reserve operated by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, is a short distance off the main Knaresborough to Boroughbridge road and is therefore relatively quiet but easily accessible. It has a small car park with overflow arrangements nearby. Because the location does not normally attract...More
A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve, only a couple of minutes by car from the A1(M) just past the peasant village of Minskip.
Car parking is available but limited space available. There is no charge for parking or for entrance to the reserve, as it is...More
We have been here a few times hoping to see otters no luck yet but probably need to be here very early am. Lovely walks around both lakes, lots of birds to see. Lots of benches to sit down and admire the views, or have...More
I remember being told to keep my eyes open for a sign that said Minskip cattery and we took a right turn after it. It was a very short drive from Harrogate and in just about 20 mins or so we were parking in the...More