East Cottingwith & Storwood Information Site

If you care about and love the natural environment then there cannot be many better places to live in England than East Cottingwith for its wide diversity of wildlife, wildflowers, and wetlands.

The map below, taken from the Natural England leaflet on the Lower Derwent Valley (LDV) shows where we are situated in the LDV and on the edge of the nature reserve itself, (the shaded green areas).

        

 

The LDV National Nature Reserve is made up of a series of flood meadows, pastures and woodlands. The reserve supports a rich diversity of plant species and outstanding populations of breeding and wintering birds. 

With the River Derwent itself running past the village, and the Pocklington Canal starting at the village, the waterways themselves, as well as the flood meadows, add to the diversity and importance of the area such that the reserve has been declared a Special Protection Area and a Ramsar site. (click on the Bold text to find out more).

Parts of the Lower Derwent reserve are managed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the Carstairs Countryside Trust.

For more information about Lower Derwent Valley, including directions and facilities, see the information leaflet published by Natural England. You can also link to their blog and read about how bird activity in the area is being monitored by Natural England’s NNR team, volunteers and local bird ringers.

Contact

National England switchboard: 0300 060 3900

Lower Derwent Valley and Skipwith Common National Nature Reserves Office
Bank Island
Church Lane
Wheldrake
North Yorkshire
YO19 6FE  

 

Yorkshire Wildlife trust link to Wheldrake Ings

Yorkshire Wildlife trust link to Wheldrake Ings

http://www.ywt.org.uk/reserves/wheldrake-ings-nature-reserve

 

 

Canal and River Trust link to Pocklington Canal

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/pocklington-canal

 

 

Useful Contacts

Natural England

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/natural-england 

National England switchboard: 0300 060 3900

Lower Derwent Valley and Skipwith Common National Nature Reserves Office
Bank Island
Church Lane
Wheldrake
North Yorkshire
YO19 6FE  

Natural England blog relating to LDV

http://ldvnnr.blogspot.co.uk/

Natural England LDV & Skipwith Common Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lower-Derwent-Valley-Skipwith-Common-NNR/388893537806896

 

 

Yorkshire Wildlife trust link to Wheldrake Ings

http://www.ywt.org.uk/reserves/wheldrake-ings-nature-reserve

 

iSpy a Barn Owl (to report your own sightings of Barn Owls)

http://barnowls.ywt.org.uk/

 

Canal and River trust link to Pocklington Canal

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/pocklington-canal

 

Pocklington Canal Amenity Society

http://pocklingtoncanalsociety.org/

 

Images local to our area