GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

North Cave Wetlands

1 miles (1.7 km)

This walk visits the North Cave Wetlands nature reserve in North Cave,East Riding of Yorkshire.
The reserve is located just to the north west of the village with parking available at the site. You can then pick up a circular footpath taking you around the reserve's pretty lakes. It's an easy trail with grassy and surfaced section.
There's lots of birdlife to look out for with a number of hides dotted around the site. Highlights includeavocets and common terns, Sedge warbler, Snipe and lots of waders on the water.
To continue your walking in the area head a couple of miles north to visit North Cliffe Woods near Market Weighton. The bluebell woods are also a nature reserve with deer to look out for from the shady paths.


HU15 2LY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

North Cave Wetlands OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

North Cave Wetlands Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north you can pick up the Bubwith Rail Trail. This flat, easy path will take you along an old railway line toward Holme-on-Spalding-Moor and Market Weighton.
Head north from North Cave village and you can visit the neighbouring settlement of Hotham. Along the way you will pass along the historic Hotham Hall Estate with its parkland, gardens and lakes.


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North Cave Wetlands,North Cave,East Riding of Yorkshire, England. A wildlife centre created from old gravel workings. Avocets are breeding here.

South Hide at North Cave Wetlands - - 2398834

South Hide at North Cave Wetlands

Turret Hide at North Cave Wetlands - - 2398847

Turret Hide at North Cave Wetlands

Turret Hide from the south - - 718364

Turret Hide from the south. The high ground to the right and far distance are the Yorkshire Wolds

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The reserve offers plenty of wetland habitats, over 200 sp. of birds and plenty of butterflies and dragonflies. It wade made making use of the workings of a sand and gravel quarry and first opened in 2004.

Far Lake at North Cave Wetlands - - 2398859

Far Lake at the western side of the site.

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Grassy track around nature reserve. Shot taken in the north west corner of the reserve looking in an easterly direction.

Information - - 896849

Information board at the site. This details the flora and fauna you can see. Pictures of a variety of birds and butterflies are visibile here.


GPS Files

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