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AboutLocated in the centre of Howden, this small, local nature reserve is a special place to visit with a mixture of habitats associated with flood meadows and ponds. Many local people visit the marsh to either walk their dogs, go fishing, bird watch or simply to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The recently renovated boardwalk has greatly improved access to the area, which offers nature lovers a chance to glimpse some of Howden's wildlife.
This natural habitat is home to ducks, moorhens, coots, finches and many other bird species. During spring, frogs and toads populate the waters and a variety of fish, from perch to pike, live in the mash all year round.. The reserve features a flat surfaced route, boardwalk and no barriers and a picnic area.
The site is looked after by Howden Town Council.
Nature Reserves are special places for wildlife, please help keep them beautiful by picking up litter and avoid disturbing wildflowers.
This site has no car park, but there is on street parking in Howden, and an access for all route around the ponds. A interpretation board will provide you with further information to help you enjoy your visit. Please note the site has no toilets but these are available nearby in Howden.
Code of Conduct:
Code of conduct:
You are welcome to visit this site on foot. Please note that we do not allow camping, barbeques, horseriding or motorbikes. You can bring your dog but you should pick up after it and it should be kept under close control. Not everyone is comfortable around dogs so please be aware of this when exercising your animal.
- Disabled access
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Dogs Accepted
- Accepts groups
Map & Directions
The Marsh is easily accessible from Howden Market Place. A short walk along Churchside, passing the Sculpture Sequence en route, leads onto St John's Street and then towards the Marsh entrance.
Accessible by Public Transport: Howden station is 1.6 miles away.