Spring at Humberhead Peatlands

The Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve is made up of Thorne, Goole, Crowle Moors and Hatfield Moors and is managed by Natural England. The reserve is the remnants of wetland that occupied the floodplain of the Humberhead Levels thousands of years ago and is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for its habitat. It is internationally important breeding site for the nocturnal, insect-feeding nightjar which was responsible for the area being declared as a Special Protection Area (SPA) under the European Birds Directive.

Over 5,000 species of plants and animals that have been recorded on the reserve of which more than 4000 are insects.

This particular film looks at some of the different types of birdlife that can be found at the peatlands in spring at the Hatfield Moor part of the reserve. The route begins at the main car park , which is sign posted from the A614.

The main loop around this part of the reserve is approximately 1.3 miles long and the main paths are generally in good condition and have a compacted gravel surface.

The primary access to this part of the reserve is through a kissing gate and it will be to narrow for some larger mobility wheelchairs and scooters such as Trampers. However, there is a padlocked wide field gate next to it that can be opened by pre-arrangement through phoning the Community Support Officer on 07766 420290. 

Further information about the Humberhead Peatlands can be found on Natural England’s gov.uk pages.

This film was made with support of the Natural England.