Moor in Yorkshire is being restored as heathland habitat. This area of peatland
has everything that a Dragonfly needs. There's plenty of still water and many
insects to eat.
It's one of the best places in the North to see these creatures
- a total of 20 different species of Dragon and Damselfly can be found here.
Some moors are wild and remote places, but they are also
great for nature if you're prepared to look carefully.
- Heathlands are good places for
wildlife watchers because they are ideal habitats for reptiles and rare plants.
and Hatfield Moors - Visitor Guide
Moor, Thorne, Yorkshire.
England - 01924 334500
Tourist information - 01652 657053.
Wildlife Trust - email@example.com
England - 01924 334535
England reserve leaflet|
repellent - midges and mosquitoes are common in summer months.
proof clothing and footwear.
Peatland habitat: waymarked paths
provide a good overview of the area with viewing platforms and hides en route.
There is also viewing tower.
- look out for birds of prey including Merlin, Sparrowhawk and Hen Harrier. Woodlark:
March-July is the best time.
Nightjars - watch out for their distinctive
flight patterns which is jerky and dynamic. Nightjar evening walks available via
walk - the Peatlands Way is a 50 mile circular footpath route in North Lincolnshire
and South Yorkshire linking the historic settlements of Thorne, Crowle, Belton,
Epworth, Haxey, Wroot, Kirk Bramwith and Sykehouse.
guided walks, events and open days.
Do not touch snakes such as Adders.
to paths - some old peat workings and ditches contain deep water and saturated
nearest toilets and refreshments are in local towns and villages. |
parts of the reserve are wheelchair accessible.
By road: The nearest large towns to
the reserve are Doncaster and Scunthorpe. Follow the signs for Thorne on the A18/M18/M180.
rail: There are train stations at Thorne and Crowle - ring South Yorkshire transport
- 01709 515151.
By bus: Bus services - call 01302 734309.
parking: Park with care along Grange Road or at the Winning Post Centre in the
village of Moorends.
all hours. Nightjar evening walks.
Guided walks - call 01924 334500.
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