A vast area of wilderness incorporating parts of Thorne, Goole
and Crowle Moors together with nearby Hatfield Moors. These are
remnants of a formerly more extensive area of wetland which
occupied the flood plain of the Humberhead Levels several thousand
years ago. They form the largest complex of lowland raised bogs in
The varied habitat of the Moors supports a huge number of
different invertebrates with over 3000 recorded species, including
Large Heath Butterfly. Bird species include Common Teal, Common
Snipe, Winchat and the rare European Nightjar.
Group visits and guided walks by prior arrangement with English
Nature. Estimated time to visit, minimum of 2 hours.
Due to the difficult nature of the terrain, the reserve is
unsuitable for disabled access.
The Peatlands Way is a 45 mile circular footpath route in North
Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire linking the historic settlements
of Thorne, Crowle, Belton, Epworth, Haxey, Wroot, Kirk Bramwith and
For further information and a route description please click on
the link below.
| Tel: 01924 334500 | Fax: 01924 201507
Part of the Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve, Humber to Pennines Team, Bullring House, Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 3BJ
East of Moorends village, easily accessible from the M18.