Carrs road east off the A164 leads to Tophill Low which is a
collection of houses, farms and associated buildings, situated on
the western banks of the River Hull,
There is a large
water treatment works situated here as well as Tophill Low Nature
Reserve and Wildlife Centre.
Yorkshire Water say "Collection,
distribution and cleansing of Yorkshires water are major tasks
requiring reservoirs, pumping stations and pipelines, sewage and
treatment works. Many of our operational sites are renowned by
For more that twenty years Yorkshire
Water has been working to protect and improve their nature
conservation volumes where possible, we also help people to enjoy
them." This has certainly been achieved here as there are
more than 175 species of birds to see including the spotted fly
catcher, common sand, kingfisher, oyster catchers, grass hopper,
warblers and bullfinches to name but a few! There is also a large
variety of wildlife to see.
The reserve is so quiet and
peaceful it is hard to believe such activity as water treatments
works goes on close by. There are a number of areas with names
like Burrows Pits, Sand Marshes, North Lagoon and D Reservoir, all
with hides. The Yorkshire Wolds has an abundance of beautiful
birds and wildlife and this reserve is well worth a visit.