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Moorlands Nature Reserve

Moor Lane, York, YO32 2RE, United Kingdom | 01904 659570 | Website

Rhododendrons galore!


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It is not large so makes a good short visit – there is a circular route which takes you past a couple of ponds as well as through the woods, full of rhododendrons and azaleas and for the able-bodied, there’s a bird hide up some steps. There are plenty of benches and carved posts showing you the wildlife to look out for (we spotted a couple of bunnies as well as hearing loads of birds and very clearly, a cuckoo!) as well as information boards about the wildlife and the history of the place. The YWT also manage nearby Askham Bog .

Transport & Parking


Parking is by the roadside outside the gate – there is space for about a dozen cars and the road is quiet so it was all perfectly easy.



In very wet weather I can imagine Moorlands would be very muddy but despite the morning’s rain, when we went it was just damp albeit with a few easily-avoided puddles. The path is mainly just earth: a little uneven in places but nothing drastic, largely flat and with room for passing. The main obstacle is a kissing-gate at the entrance, (see my photos) but I was able to negotiate it with a three-point turn. (OK, maybe slightly more than three!)



No toilet facilities available.



No staff.


Photo of the trail. Photo of the entrance. Photo of parking. Photo of the gate. Photo of flowers. Photo of the trail.

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