In a superb natural setting, where the rivers Trent and Ouse join to form the Humber, Alkborough Flats is an exciting project, which helps prevent thousands of homes from flooding. The site is perfect for lovers of wildlife. By breaching the river defences new habitats have been created, which are a haven for wading birds and wildfowl, making the site an ideal area for bird watching and leisurely walks. A number of events are held at Alkborough Flats throughout the year, including group walks, bat detecting and photography sessions. Limited accessibility on some footpaths.
Thousands of wintering waterbirds can be seen at Alkborough Flats and include significant numbers of golden plover, lapwing, ruff, black-tailed godwit, curlew, redshank, avocet, shelduck, teal, wigeon. Other frequent sightings include marsh harrier, little egret, spoonbill, bearded tit. Mammals include otter, water vole, brown hare and several species of bat.
Images: Black tailed godwit, Alkborough Flats and Little egret.
- Alkborough Village
- 01652 657053
- Education programme/schools
- Open all year
- Partially suitable for disabled visitors
- Special events