Alkborough Flats

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Up until Autumn 2006, Alkborough Flats was agricultural land. The flood-bank of the Humber Estuary was breached and 450 hectares of farmland were flooded. It was all part of a huge scheme that will restore some of the Humber Estuary's natural flood control basins, while simultaneously creating a haven for wildlife. Black-tailed godwit, pink-footed goose, dunlin, marsh harrier, avocet; these are just some of the species you may happen across. For serious twitchers, there are a number of hides en route, so take your binoculars.

But it's not just wildlife. The area has a rich history. You will pass (among other things) the site of a Civil War fort and a church with a Harrison clock.

Dog-walkers, please note the possible presence of cows at some parts of this walk and one or two dog-unfriendly stiles.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Trent Valley

Features

Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Church, Good for Kids, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Industrial Archaeology, Lake/Loch, Public Transport, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland

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