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Lower Derwent Valley National Nature Reserve

Address


East Riding of Yorkshire





Access and facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Assisted wheelchair access
  • Non assisted wheelchair access
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired
  • Customer parking facilities
  • Parent with pushchair access

 
Photograph of Natural England - , East Riding of Yorkshire,

Access in Summary


Car Parking / Drop Off

There are three main access points to the Reserve: North Duffield Carrs car park (1.5 km east of North Duffield, off the A163), Bank Island car park, and the nearby Wheldrake car park, both 1 to 1.5 km south-east of Wheldrake, off the minor road from Wheldrake to Thorganby.

Entrances
Vehicular access to the car parks at Bank Island and North Duffield Carrs is through a height restriction barrier of 2.1m. Any groups who wish to access the car parks by either bus or mini bus are requested to contact the Site Manager on 01904 435500 at least a week before their visit.

The North Duffield Carrs car park has two hides, wheelchair access, ample car parking and bicycle racks. Bank Island has two hides and bicycle racks. Wheldrake has six hides.

Hides and Viewing Platforms
The route to Garganey and Geoff Smith hides from North Duffield Carrs car park is a crushed stone surface and may have some shallow inclines or slopes.
Access to Cheesecake and Sir William Wilkinson hide from Bank Island car park is along permanent pasture. The viewing platform is next to this car park.

Access Symbols Explained:


  • Assistance dogs welcome Assistance Dogs
  • Assisted wheelchair access Wheelchair access into our premises is possible with assistance.
  • Non assisted wheelchair access Full, non-assisted, wheelchair access into our premises is possible.
  • Facilities for the mobility impaired We provide facilities for people with a mobility impairment. For example: A seating area, hand rails etc.
  • Customer parking facilities We provide customer car parking.
  • Parent with pushchair access Our premises are accessible to parents with a pushchair or pram.

Lower Derwent Valley entrance to North Duffield Carrs car park
Lower Derwent Valley entrance to North Duffield Carrs car park

Pathway to Geoff Smith hide in North Duffield Carrs
Pathway to Geoff Smith hide in North Duffield Carrs

Boardwalk at North Duffield Carrs
Boardwalk at North Duffield Carrs

Inside the Geoff Smith hide
Inside the Geoff Smith hide

Inside the Geoff Smith hide
Inside the Geoff Smith hide

Gates at Bank Island
Gates at Bank Island

Viewing Platform at Bank Island
Viewing Platform at Bank Island

Cheese Cake hide Bank Island
Cheese Cake hide Bank Island

Entrance to Bank Island
Entrance to Bank Island

Gate catch Bank Island
Gate catch Bank Island

Sir William Wilkinson hide at Bank Island
Sir William Wilkinson hide at Bank Island

View of North Duffield Carrs from Geoffrey Smith hide
View of North Duffield Carrs from Geoffrey Smith hide

Viewing platform Bank Island
Viewing platform Bank Island