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Lower Derwent Valley North Yorkshire

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The Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve comprises a series of flood meadows, pasture and woodland supporting a rich diversity of plant species and breeding and wintering birds.

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There are three main access points for the general public to the Lower Derwent Valley NNR. North Duffield Carrs car park SE697367, located 1.5km east of North Duffield off the A163. Bank Island car park SE691448, 1km south-east of Wheldrake off the Wheldrake to Thorganby road. Wheldrake Ings car park SE694445, 1.5km south-east of Wheldrake off the Wheldrake to Thorganby road.


Access is restricted to the 3 main locations of North Duffield Carrs, Wheldrake Ings and Bank Island.


At Duffield Carrs there are two hides, wheel chair access and car parking. At Bank Island there are two hides and a viewing platform, plus car parking. At Wheldrake Ings there are six hides and car parking. For more information about this part of the NNR contact the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust on 01904 659570.

Key Areas / Routes

North Duffield Carrs, Bank Island and Wheldrake Ings.

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