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62) Tophill Low Nature Reserve, Nr Driffield, YO25 9RH.
My route was just under 3.5 miles in length, you can do longer but we were informed there wasn't much to see at the furthest away hide at the time of our visit so we missed it out. The site is easy to negotiate with signs showing the three routes available.
Tarmac, woodland path, compacted gravel path, some wooden bridges and walkways that are wide enough for any type of equipment.
Gradual slopes, no stiles , steps, one gate that I was unable to operate - but thankfully Deb my wife was with me.
Facilities on site:
Ample carparking and disabled blue badge places. Free to park. An admission fee is normally charged on admission but we were not able to use them during our visit as they were not working. I believe the cost is a minimal £3;50 per adult.
A good number of wildlife hides are suitable for most wheelchairs, big power chairs will struggle with some angles and door widths - if in doubt ring the warden who can advise you more specifically on your equipment.
A couple of hides have stairs so I didn't visit these.
Dogs are not allowed on the site except accredited guide and assistance dogs wearing their service jackets.
Toilets inc a disabled loo are provided.
There is a cafe that is operated by one of the home owners whose property adjoins the carpark. Sadly this was not open during our visit.
What might you see?
Woodland - all species of woodland bird, tawny owl, little owl.
Water, all types of fowl, many geese. We were lucky to see the nesting Little Plover and their 3 chicks which was a delightful sight. Lapwing, Egret, Heron, Kingfisher and many more.
Meadow, Swallows, Swifts, Sandmartins, many beautiful wild Orchids and flowers so also lots of moth and butterfly.
Pond, many types of dragon and damselfly, Many amphibians.
In the woodland part there are grass snake dwellings, so look out for snakes if its warm.
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