Tophill Low Nature Reserve
This lovely nature reserve near Driffield is a splendid place for an easy waterside walk. There's also an abundance of wildlife to see with many species of water loving bird to look out for. In particular keep your eyes peeled for the Kingfisher and the attractive Bittern from one of the many viewing hides dotted around the sites.
This circular walk starts from the visitor centre car park before heading north along the upper reservoir. You can then continue north along the River Hull New Cut before crossing to the other side on Bethell's Swing Bridge. The route continues to Emmotland and Coneygarth Hill before following a bridleway south to Hempholme Farm. You then head west to return to the River Hull, crossing at the Lock and the heading south to retrace your steps back to the car park.
PostcodeYO25 9RH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Tophill Low Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Tophill Low Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Tophill Low OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Tophill Low Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking in the area head east to visit the popular Hornsea Mere. The expansive mere has more nice waterside trails and wildlife. There's also the opportunity to visit the seaside resort of Hornsea and enjoy a stroll along the prom. Just south of here there's also Burton Constable where you'll find an historic old hall surrounded by Capability Brown landscaped parkland and gardens.
A few miles to the east there's the worthy village of Skipsea where you can explore the photogenic ruins of the 11th century Skipsea Castle.