North Cave

North Cave

East Yorkshire

Route: North Cave Circular

Area: East Yorkshire

Date of walk: 21st July 2013

Walkers: Andrew

Distance: 11.3 miles

Ascent: 200 feet

I parked by all Saints Church North Cave, and followed a path which took me to the attractive and unspoilt village of Hotham

After walking through the village, I joined another path to South Cliffe. The majority of the walk from this point was through flat agricultural land, and though the scenery was pleasant throughout, it was not spectacular. The flat nature of the land can be seen by looking at the elevation profile. The overcast skies turned the journey into a route march at some points

The highlight of the walk, which I’d deliberately saved until the end, was the North Cave Wetlands Nature Reserve. I walked round the perimeter path, and within minutes spotted numerous varieties of birds, including avocet, oystercatcher, little tern, and grebe as well as the usual suspects such as mallard, coot and moorhen. I didn’t have time to do justice to the reserve – it’s a place to linger, not just walk through – but I resolved to return another day for a longer visit, equipped with a longer camera lens

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