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The Humber / E. Yorks. Countryside

Discover the East Yorkshire countryside on your doorstep or on holiday



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Countryside and walks
With beautiful places to visit, walking and cycling information at the East Riding Council.

Things to do in the Countryside
A selection of ideas for activities in the East Riding of Yorkshire from Visit England.

Ecological Data Centre
Providing ecological data to support conservation and land management decision making...

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
Local charity working for a county rich in wildlife for everyone.

East Yorkshire Ramblers
News, walks, access information and more. With over 1600 members!

East Yorkshire Local RSPB Group
RSPB local groups are a great way to meet friendly, like-minded people in your area...

Hull Geological Society
We specialize in the study of the rocks and fossils of East Yorkshire...

Visit Hull & East Yorkshire
The official tourism site with info on the Wolds & surrounding area.

Yorkshire Wolds
Information on geology and natural history, areas and more at Wikipedia.

Yorkshire Wolds Way | National Trails
The Yorkshire Wolds present amazing chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife...

TCV in Humber & East Yorkshire
Our volunteer group carries out interesting conservation tasks throughout the region...

CPRE Yorkshire and the Humber
Standing up for the countryside with news, campaigns, resources and more...

Local nature reserves - East Riding
Details of 11 sites managed by the council. PDF file downloads for each site.

East Riding of Yorkshire's NNRs
The national nature reserve designations in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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Latest News

  • Wildlife on your doorstep

    April 1st 2020Due to the current circumstances I, like all the staff and volunteers, am missing being a part of the incredible team at Tophill Low. It's been a few months since a school group has visited the reserve as the last group visit was at the end of November. Meanwhile, I have been in local schools working with pupils learning about all things to do with water and in […]

  • Council warning as seagulls become aggressive during lockdown

    With a lack of visitors to the coast there is less food for seagulls

  • Call for cigarette-style warning labels on petrol pumps

    There could also be increased restrictions on fossil fuel adverts

  • Catching up

    Hopefully if you've not done so then being incarcerated inside on the current cold days is a great opportunity to catch up on some of the old reports and familiarise yourself with what to see when we do finally get back; The link is on the reports tab above.  Regretfully with everything else going on over the last few years we haven't delivered any recent annual […]

  • Garden Wildlife

    Well seeing as everyone is ‘confined to barracks’ so to speak, I thought I’d do a post on our garden and the wildlife we have attracted since moving in.Hopefully I will do a few more posts over the coming weeks as the season changes. We live on the south side of Beverley and thankfully when they built the […]

  • Coronavirus: latest updates

    Our latest updates on coronavirus (Covid 19)

  • Trail Cameras To The Rescue!

    This week has brought some big changes, further restrictions on movement, countries closing their borders and countless businesses closing their doors to the public all in an effort to stem the rapid spread of COVID-19. Following government advice Yorkshire Water's policy on visiting recreational sites too has changed:Yorkshire Water encourages everyone to stay home to help […]

  • Jurassic Low

    Some bad news I'm afraid, Tophill Low will remain closed for the foreseeable future.  It's truly been a crazy year both at Tophill and in the wider world.  Perhaps the flooding was a blessing for us in terms that we have been used to the shut down for several months and it's merely a continuation, so strangely the current crisis in our world is […]

  • 2 minute beach cleans up and down the Yorkshire coast!

    We have launched 12 new ‘2 minute beach clean’ stations to make picking up litter easier for everyone.

  • A climate and wildlife emergency

    Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has declared a climate and wildlife emergency – signalling the need for us to intensify our efforts to provide the vision and voice for wildlife across Yorkshire.

  • Back to nature

    After a long hiatus Tophill Low Nature Reserve will re-open on Saturday the 21st of March.  My apologies for the lack of updates;  I've started writing repeatedly only to have to scrub it when we have gone from one extreme to the other in recent weeks - by late January we were wondering ourselves what the fuss was all about, but February we did an about turn with a […]

  • Black Throated Thrush

    I had a ride out to Grimsby today for the long staying black Throated Thrush. It showed week straight away for about an hour then flew up into the trees. By then the wind had got up and it was a bit chilly so time to go. One of the easiest rates I have ever seen and quite a smart bird too.

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