Nosterfield LNR
Designated site name: Nosterfield LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Biological
County: NORTH YORKSHIRE Natural England Area Team: Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 11/06/2001 Declaring Authority: Hambleton District Council
Area (Ha): 43.21 Grid Reference: SE 276 796
Owned By:  Lower Ure Conservation Trust Managed By:  Lower Ure Conservation Trust
Site map: View map of site
Location: 10 km north of Ripon and 1.5 km northeast of West Tanfield. Moor Lane, DL8
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Car park on Moor Lane mid way between West Tanfield and Nosterfield villages. Two hourly buses serve both villages (, Tel. 01677 425203) or contact Traveline Tel 0870 608 2608.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: One of the County's premier wetland sites and is a former sand and gravel quarry. It is a good site for birds including redshank, shoveller and migrants. The species rich wet grassland include cowslips, bee orchids and rarer plants such as mudwort. The variety of insects is increasing and includes 25 species of butterflies recorded on site. The site is next to the important Thornborough Henges complex which is part of a much larger prehistoric landscape within the catchments of the Rivers Swale and Ure.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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    Interpretation building, bird hide and viewing screen being built by volunteers. Copyright S. Warwick

    Winter scene at Main Lake and Sheep Field. Copyright S. Warwick

    Gravelly banks are good for invertebrates. Copyright S. Warwick

    Cowslips and strawberries in spring. Copyright S. Warwick

    Blue Fleabane. Copyright S. Warwick

    Sunset over the Main Lake. Copyright S. Warwick