Local nature reserves (LNRs) are places for people and wildlife. They have wildlife or geological features that are of local interest and can provide people with study and learning opportunities or to simply enjoy having contact with nature.
There are over 700 LNRs in England with 12 in the East Riding, ranging from windswept coastal headlands, ancient woodlands and flower-rich meadows to disused railways, chalk quarries, and landfill sites. The council’s nature reserves cover over 333 hectares, which makes an important contribution to the biodiversity of the East Riding and the country as a whole.
We have designated LNRs under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949. They are either managed by the council or by local groups. This designation provides statutory protection and gives powers to make by-laws to protect their natural interest.
Activities permitted include walking, dog walking, jogging, fishing (at Eastrington Ponds LNR only), picnics, observing nature and bird watching.
There is a countryside access officer allocated for each of the council's LNRs. Refer to the site you wish to visit for further information.