The nature trails all start at the Mill on Hessle Foreshore, and wind their way through the woods and meadows of the reserve. Each trail is distinctively signed with wildlife waymarkers to help you explore the nature reserve.
The Nature Trail Waymarking Project
The Nature Trail Waymarking Project was carried out on the reserve by sculptor Saffron Waghorn working with local people. The oak waymarkers were individually designed, and participants soon transformed the plain timbers into the beautiful and unique hand carved nature trail posts that guide you around the reserve.
Pupils at Bridge View School in Hessle discovered more about their local woods as they enthusiastically carved a very wise owl and created the wildlife tracks on the waymarkers. Meanwhile, down on the reserve, young people from the training organisation HYA Training, students from Winifred Holtby School and the East Riding Countryside Volunteers continued carving the playful rabbits and grinning frogs.
The project continues the work on the reserve by the East Riding’s Countryside Access Team and was funded by the Waste Recycling Group plc., administered by WREN and npower. The new nature trails opened on the reserve in May 2004.
About the Local Nature Reserve
The Humber Bridge Country Park is one of eleven Local Nature Reserves that were designated in 2002 by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and English Nature. This new reserve is a fantastic place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, and is a real haven for both people and wildlife.
How to Get Involved in Projects on the Reserve
The reserve is managed by the Countryside Access Team and members of the local community. You can take part in wildlife conservation activities, environmental art projects and wildlife surveys by joining either the Friends Group for the reserve, or the Phoenix wildlife and environmental group for young people aged 12 to19.
Please give the team a ring on 01482 395207 or
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