The Lower Derwent Valley Nature Reserve is located in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Covering an area of 467 hectares (~1,154 acres), the landscape encompasses woodlands, flood meadows and pastures.
The reserve was designated a Special Protection Area to support the rich and varied bird populations living there. Over 80 species have been recorded, including 13 species of breeding wildfowl and several species of breeding waders. The region also supports a large number of migratory birds in winter. Other animals living in the reserve include populations of pipistrelle and noctule bats, field voles, brown hares and pigmy shrews.
Activities at Lower Derwent Valley Nature Reserve include hiking, cycling, nature walks, bird monitoring and education. The reserve is perfect for nature enthusiasts seeking an authentically rural retreat. There are also numerous opportunities to get involved with volunteering and conservation at the site.