The Lower Ure Conservation Trust is a charity dedicated to the restoration of once productive sand and gravel quarries to varied, wildlife-rich habitats.


We run Nosterfield Nature Reserve, near Ripon in North Yorkshire, now widely regarded as one of best examples of wetland grassland in the north of England.

All photography, unless otherwise stated, provided by Whitfield Benson.



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We rely on the generous support of volunteers. 

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