Text Box: Alkborough Flats Project

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For more information contact Anna on 01724 721269



There will only be a limited number of events on the Flats in 2012

For information call or email Anna using the details below

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Alkborough Flats covers 440 hectares (1090 acres) of low lying land at the confluence of the Trent and Ouse. It is currently the UK’s largest managed realignment site and has been developed as part of the Environment Agency’s flood risk management strategy. In September 2006 a 20 meter wide breach was cut into the flood defence bank allowing up to 170 hectares to flood during the highest tides of the year.


The site is designed to act as a flood storage area in times of extreme weather, primarily during tidal surges which will reduce impacts of flooding along the Trent, Ouse and Humber. Over the next few years new habitats will develop on site including inter-tidal mudflats, fresh and salt water reed beds as well as wet and dry grassland. The site attracts large numbers of breeding and wintering waders and wildfowl. New footpaths, hides and interpretation are in place with surfaced paths to all three hides. A new car park is planned for visitors to access and enjoy the site to its full potential.


Volunteer Opportunities


Enjoy being outdoors? Feel passionate about the environment or just have skills you want to put to good use? Why not join the Alkborough Flats volunteers. We meet on the first and third Tuesday of every month (not Saturday).


We carry out all sorts of tasks to help with the maintenance and conservation of the site including scrub clearance, footpath repairs, clearing wader islands and much, much more.

And if all that sounds a bit too much like hard work there are some tea and biscuit breaks too.


If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or for more details please contact Anna on 01724 721269 to find out more.

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