Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June  - 10am to 4pm

Water Works for Wildlife Weekend. 

  • Free admission both days

  • Guided walks taking in the best of the reserve's wildlife

  • An array of wildlife and conservation themed exhibitors including*;

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Yorkshire Nature Triangle project

Membership stand and information on the Yorkshire Nature Triangle project
East Yorkshire Bat Group
Learn about the bats and their habitats found in East Yorkshire
Hull Hedgehog Hospital
Learn about caring and rehabilitating hedgehogs locally
Andrew’s Hedgehog Hospital
Hedgehog rescue and rehabilitation from North Lincolnshire
Highfield Farm & Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School
Award winning local accommodation provider hosting nature tourism visitors in the East Yorkshire Region, along with some tasty nibbles on offer
Yorkshire Red Kites
Learn about the group’s work promoting and protecting red kites in the Yorkshire Wolds and beyond
Yorkshire Coast Nature
The team have been running bespoke tours of Yorkshire’s best wildlife experiences and often attend the reserve.  Learn about their trips here.
British Trust for Ornithology
Learn about the work of the BTO in East Yorkshire and beyond, and how you can help monitor the UK’s birdlife
East Yorkshire Archaeology Society
There’s more to Tophill Low than the recent Water Treatment Works.  Learn about the rich heritage of the river Hull Valley in this exhibition
Birding with Flowers
Michael Flowers is one of East Yorkshire’s best guides to local reserves and wildlife.  Learn about his courses here
Bird ringing (British Trust for Ornithology constant effort site)
Specialist bird ringers have been operating at Tophill Low for the last 6 years gathering a wealth of information about national and reserve trends.  They’ll be on hand to talk about their work and what goes on.
(Sunday am – subject to weather)
Display on the work undertaken to protect animals both wild and domestic in the UK
East Yorkshire Rivers Trust
Dedicated to the preservation and water quality of East Yorkshire’s waterways the team will be on hand to talk about what goes on under the water
Natural England
We work with this government agency to protect and encourage wildlife conservation both at Tophill Low and across the region.
Humberside Police Rural and Wildlife Crime unit
Learn about the work of the officers operating locally to protect both rural people and wildlife. 
(Saturday - subject to call outs)
Trust for Conservation Volunteers
The team have taken a lot of conservation work on the banks of the river Hull over the last winter, conserving reedbed habitat for cuckoos, warblers and harriers.  Learn about what they do across the region and how you may be able to help
Tophill Low Education service 
We’ve just recently launched our education programme with experienced guides and great facilities at Tophill Low to great acclaim.  Learn about what goes on, try your hand at some of the activities for children and how your school could visit 
RSPB Wildlife Explorers
Run by local enthusiasts this group is made of 5-12 year olds who get to experience watching and conserving nature both at Tophill Low and across East Yorkshire Reserves.  Learn about what they do here. 
Moth trapping
Join our experienced moth trapper to look at the incredible diversity of species present on the reserve, with (subject to weather) a chance to see spectacular hawk moths close up.
(10 - 11am Sunday)
Tophill Low membership stand
Like what you see and want to come more regularly.  Why not take advantage of membership here.
* Exact timings and presence of exhibitors subject to individual commitments


Tophill Low Events programme 2017
MONTHLY WILDLIFE WALKS – Join the Warden at 10am on the first Saturday of every month for an informal 2hr guided walk to see the best the reserve has to offer through the year. No booking necessary, all ages and experiences welcome – just boots and binoculars.

All other events are strictly book in advance only unless otherwise stated. Ring the reserve on 01377 270690 to book. All events are free with standard admission unless stated otherwise. Children should be accompanied by an adult.