The Yorkshire Nature Triangle - general illustration

Come and explore a Yorkshire secret...


Welcome to the wildlife of eastern Yorkshire!


The Yorkshire Nature Triangle in eastern Yorkshire is well known among local naturalists for its rich fauna and flora, but it's a hidden secret for a wider audience increasingly keen to see more of Britain's spectacular wildlife. We have an amazing and diverse range of fascinating animals and plants here in lowland UK and in the species rich sea that surrounds it.

Have you seen...


• gannets plummeting from the skies at 70 mph, diving into the sea for fish?

• puffins courting and nesting on our coastal chalk cliffs?

• otters and water voles establishing new homes on our waterways?

• thousands of overwintering and rare migrant birds on our wetland reserves?

• lush wildflower meadows and the patchwork hills and woodlands of the Wolds?

• rockpools and shoreline reefs bursting with sea life, waiting to be explored?

Isabelline shrike - Credit Yorkshire Coast Nature



Read all of the latest bird summaries from Yorkshire Coast Nature right here!


Click here to read new blog posts from Mark James Pearson and see some amazing photographs!


Blue tit finds a nest site - credit Amy Lewis


Where is the Yorkshire Nature Triangle?...

Where is the Yorkshire Nature Triangle?

Explore more on a Yorkshire Fishing coble - take a 'Living Seas Safari'

Living Seas Safaris

Otter tracking in the Nature Triangle - top tips

East Yorkshire Otters
Curious otter - Credit Laurie Ramsay


There are great places to see wildlife in the Yorkshire Nature Triangle at all times of year 


Remember that although you can't beat the variety and colour of our wildlife in spring and summer, autumn and winter are often the best times to see the most spectacular and elusive mammals and visiting birds. Many species are struggling to cope with the pressures imposed by man's activities, not least climate change. But many, like the otter, peregrine and gannet, are also recovering in the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, thanks to increasing concern for the environment, and stricter legislation on conservation, pesticides and pollution. With over 20 nature reserves, from the National Nature Reserve at Spurn, to Flamborough Head and Bempton CliffsMillington Wood and North Cave Wetlands, the variety of habitats and wildlife watching opportunities in the Yorkshire Nature Triangle is incredible.


Why not plan a weekend visit or a longer stay? 


Consider staying overnight to enable you to get out early or stay out late to see wildlife on the coast, along the rivers, and in The Wolds  



Explore the Coast

Sanderling wading on the shore - Credit Martin Standley

Explore the Wolds

Common blue butterfly - Credit Jon Hawkins

Explore the Wetlands

Flock of geese at sunset - credit Zsuzsanna Bird

Explore the Waterways

Water vole feeding - Credit Tom Marshall
The Puffin Mark

The Yorkshire Nature Triangle ... a growing Nature Tourism project... 

Wildlife-friendly businesses in eastern Yorkshire are signing up to the Puffin Mark accreditation scheme right now. Their accommodation and services are advertised and recommended here on this site. As continues to grow, more places to see, things to do and places to stay will be added daily...

Keep up to date on our upcoming local events and nature activities, and check out new blog updates by our knowledgeable East Yorkshire nature enthusiasts.  All this plus the latest wildlife sightings in the area.


We want to help you discover the delights of watching wildlife here

Gannets at sea - Credit Richard Shucksmith

Whether it's an overnight stay, a long weekend break or a full week's holiday, nature lovers looking to unwind, relax and explore our wonderful wildlife hotspots in the Yorkshire Nature Triangle will now have access to a growing list of quality-assessed wildlife-friendly B&Bs, hotels, farm accommodation, caravan parks, camping sites, pubs, restaurants and tour companies - all within short distance of the coast, the Wolds and your favourite Yorkshire nature reserves. All provide a warm Yorkshire welcome and are proudly recommended by us here at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, the RSPB and our partners, and all will be accredited through this site and our brand new Puffin Mark scheme. 


...Watch our video below to find out more!

Is your business interested in signing up for the Puffin Mark?


Find local wildlife-friendly business

Wildlife-friendly Puffin Mark accredited businesses

The Yorkshire Nature Triangle