GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Staveley Nature Reserve

2 miles (3.3 km)

This circular walk takes you around the lovely Staveley Nature Reserve near Boroughbridge and Knaresborough in Yorkshire.
The wetland reserve includes a series of lakes and watercourses where you can look for a variety of wildlife including otters and various wildfowl. Keep your eyes peeled for Red kite, Tufted duck, and Reed bunting too.
There's a number of nice easy trails to follow which you can pick up from the car park near Staveley village church. In the summer months there's lots of pretty orchids with Peacock butterflies to be seen fluttering around the flowers as well.


HG5 9LQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Staveley Nature Reserve OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Staveley Nature Reserve Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head west towards South Stainley and you could pick up the long distance Ripon Rowel. This popular waymarked trail explores the countryside around Ripon. You could follow it north and pick up the Ripon Canal Walk.
Just to the north is Newby Hall. The 17th century hall is surrounded by some beautiful parkland and gardens.
Also nearby is the magnificent Studley Park and Fountains Abbey where you will find 800 acres of parkland and gardens with miles of good footpaths to try.


Staveley Nature Reserve - - 1530816

This Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve at Staveley is noted for its birdlife, with over 200 species having been seen here in recent years.

Staveley Lagoon - - 1530808

There are a series of small lakes or lagoons to the north and west of the village. These have formed in old gravel and clay workings and are now a reserve managed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Reedbeds by the lagoon - - 1530799

Reedbeds by the lagoon

Village Green, Staveley - - 980893

Village Green, Staveley


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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