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Tophill Low Nature Reserve

Tophill Low Nature Reserve


Tophill Low Nature Reserve is an active Yorkshire Water Treatment Works built in 1959. It formally opened as a Nature Reserve in 1993 and features 12 hides spread across a 300 acre site that flanks the River Hull. Two reservoirs dominate the reserve and have been designated Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status for their massive wildfowl numbers. Around the perimeter a network of marshes, ponds, woodlands and grasslands result in an annual 160+ bird species with over 60 readily visible even in mid winter. Patience may be rewarded with the sight of a water vole, or even an otter for a lucky few and the grassland is home to grass snakes.

Opening details

Opening Times
The reserve is open daily from 09:00 to 18:00.


Adults: £2.80
Children & Concessions: £1.20
Under 5s: Free


Tophill Low Nature Reserve

01377 270690


Watton Carrs,
Hutton Cranswick,
YO25 9RH