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LUCT is a small charity but with big successes; working hard to promote and support our local wildlife, whilst thinking big landscape scale. We manage Nosterfield Local Nature Reserve, generally acknowledged as North Yorkshire’s premier wetland grassland nature reserve.

OPEN DAY . . . . . Sunday 23rd August

We are holding an Open Day here at Nosterfield NR – on Sunday August 23rd  10.30 am to 3.30 pm.

Whether you are a regular visitor to the reserve, an occasional visitor anxious to know more about the natural wealth it contains, or someone who has been threatening to spend time here but never have, the Lower Ure Conservation Trust are planning a day to suit everyone.   And above all it will be a great family day out.  Children will love it.

nost kidsf0005-crop landscape-smallerAmongst the FREE attractions will be:

*   Butterfly and dragonfly walks, plus previous night’s moth trap!

*   How to photograph wildlife

*   Find out about pond dipping

*   A guide walk to find out more about  the reserve’s birds

*   Find out about volunteering . . . . .

*   Face painting . . . . . and more!

Grovers of Northallerton will be on hand throughout the day with a display of binoculars, telescopes, digiscoping equipment, trail cameras and much more, to suit every pocket.  Light refreshments will also be available.

A NEARLY-NEW NATURE STALL - where books and other natural history paraphernalia (optics, paintings, etc.) will be on sale at easily affordable prices, to help raise money for LUCT’s work at Nosterfield.  Any natural history related items you could donate would be welcomed.  If you are able to contribute, please contact Richard Wells before 23rd August and arrangements will be made to collect.  MANY THANKS!


Nosterfield is the only local nature reserve in the Hambleton district.  It has a great story to tell about giving wildlife a helping hand in this former sand and gravel quarry.

Here is your chance to hear it……and experience it at first hand.

Look forward to seeing you on 23rd August.