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Nosterfield Local Nature Reserve is generally regarded as North Yorkshire’s premier wetland grassland site for wildlife. Breeding lapwings, redshanks and even avocets; also impressive numbers of wintering waterfowl. Over 300 species of plants, inc...more
Nosterfield Quarry Moor Lane, West Tanfield DL8 2QZ, England
This is a relatively new site but one that has been developed in a clever way. The hides are luxurious and are equipped with easy to use windows and shutters as well as sheepskin upholstered benches!
The water level tends to be low at this...More
stopped by to see what is here. It is a managed site (formerly a quarry). Access is limited to viewing paths which extend along two sides of the area - I'd say so that we can look but not interfere with the birds' habitat. There...More
I love this place, it's free, it's beautiful, and it's always got great birds. I've seen wonderful things here, cranes, osprey, red necked grebe, bitten,and lots and lots of ducks and waders. The hide benches are covered in SHEEP skin, it's a lovely walk ,...More
Accessed by country roads, and located just a few miles west of the A1(M), this delightful and welcoming reserve lies about hal'f a mile to the south of Nosterfield village. Ushered into a decent sized carpark by signs from the country road, the unassuming main...More
This place is stunning from the get go, everywhere you look its stunning. The main lake is unfortunately without a lot of water but the bird and wildlife is amazing we saw so many birds of prey, sparrowhawk,buzzard, osprey and kestrel at one point 4...More
I regularly visit this site to see the wide variety of wild flowers.
Among my finds are Wild Basil, Common Cornsalad, Field Pansy, Cypress Spurge & Wild Strawberry.
By the way it is also a good site for seeing birds...