Please note; Reserve closed until further notice due to ongoing flood risk. Car park and and all facilities / walks currently closed. See blog posts for further details
Tophill Low Nature Reserve is situated four miles from Watton village on the A164 Beverley to Driffield road
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The reserve is open daily from 9am to 6pm. Visiting outside of these hours is only available through reserve membership - to obtain this please look here for details.
We thoroughly recommend bringing a pair of binoculars and a basic bird book to help you get the most out of your visit - wildlife is wild - you need patience and a keen eye.
Admission is per person
Prices to 31.03.2020
£3.50 for adults
£1.80 for concessions (16 and under / 65 and over / registered disabled).
Under 5's go free.
Prices starting 01.04.2020;
£2.50 concessions (65 over / registered disabled)
£1.50 16 and under
under 5's go free
Day tickets are available from the car park ticket machine which accepts, £2,£1,50p,20p, and 10p coinage (and will give change). Contact the Warden to arrange group visits to ensure all facilities are available to your party.
Please note dogs are not permitted on the reserve nor are to be left in cars.
The car park facilities house male, female and disability access toilets. The disabled access toilet, hides, ticket machine and sightings boards are always available within standard opening hours. The reception hide with viewing gallery and hot drinks (no food served on site) are open during wardened hours. Currently this is weekends and the majority of weekdays. Contact us before setting off to avoid disappointment. Picnic tables available.
Access to most of the reserve is via easy access paths in general, though the few mown paths can become muddy in winter. Currently the D Reservoir reception hide, North Marsh, Hempholme Meadows, North Lagoon, South Lagoon Main and South Marsh East hides are wheelchair accessible. We have a mobility scooter available for loan by advance arrangement.
Tophill Low has an excellent low level photographic hide. Please note this is members only due to the sensitive nature of its location. For details on this please see the membership page.
Tophill Low Nature Reserve,
tel. 01377 270690
Overnight parking and camping is not permitted as we are adjacent to residential neighbours - the nearest sites are East Yorkshire CL - link here & Fountains Farm - link here
Amongst local accommodation is Highfield Farm at nearby Southburn whom host many nature tour groups in the area. Link here.