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Yorkshire Nature Triangle

Yorkshire’s Nature Triangle is well known among local naturalists for its rich fauna and flora, but it’s a hidden gem that is now being discovered by a wider audience increasingly keen to see our spectacular British wildlife.  The Nature Triangle takes in the rugged coast and rolling Wolds of East Yorkshire, as well as the spectacular Jurassic  cliffs of North Yorkshire around Filey and Scarborough.  It includes wetlands and waterways like the Vale of Pickering and the Derwent valley, theHumber estuary and the surprising River Hull headwaters– the most northerly chalk streams in Britain.  The Nature Triangle contains a wealth of fascinating animals and plants typical of lowland UK and the rich seas that surround it.

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 our 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, thanks to increasing concern for the environment, and stricter legislation on conservation, pesticides and pollution.  There’s a huge amount of information on the website http://www.yorkshirenaturetriangle.com/ Why not stay overnight in the Nature Triangle?  You’ll then be able to get out early or stay out late to see wildlife on the coast, along the rivers, and in the Wolds. Many local accommodation businesses are displaying the Puffin Mark, signifying their interest in welcoming wildlife visitors.

If you have any comments or suggestions about the Yorkshire Nature Triangle, please contact us by e-mail at nature.triangle@ywt.org.uk or by telephone at 01904 659570.