Wassand Hall Bird Hide

We had an amazing afternoon at Wassand Hall at Hornsea, courtesy of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.  We made our way through the charming walled garden to the conservatory where we met the owners of the historic Hall and had refreshments.


A 20 - 30 minute country walk through woodland, which was formerly under water before Hornsea Mere receded, brought us to the newly built, spacious bird hide.  We experienced a rich variety of wildlife on our way to the hide, which is situated on a tranquil part of the largest freshwater lake in Yorkshire inaccessible by boat.   

We were lucky enough to spot such birdlife as scaups, goldeneyes, buzzards, marsh harriers transferring food from male to female on the wing and we heard woodpeckers and blackcaps.  Not being a serious twitcher, I would not have known about these birds had it not been for the experts we had with us.

Then, back to the conservatory for afternoon tea.  Brilliant!  Definitely one for the memory bank.



  1. It sounds wonderful, how lovely to see so many beautiful birds. Yorkshire has endless treasures and so many places I would love to visit x

  2. I've not heard of this beautiful place before and suspect it is a bit out of the way for me when I'll be over in Yorkshire in 4 1/2 weeks' time for my annual holiday with the family. But I'll take note of it as one of the many great places I'd like to see one day.

  3. That looks lovely. I like it when you get a tour with experts. It brings a place to life, doesn't it?


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