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Rawcliffe Lake and Grasslands


Bog, Mixed Woodland, Nature Reserve, Wildflower Meadow


Dog Friendly, Volunteering, Walking, Wheelchair Accessible

This small balancing lake is situated in the heart of Rawcliffe Parish and is surrounded by grassland and planted woodland. The shoreline of the lake is dominated by reed sweet-grass, common reed, greater reed-mace and common spike-rush. Other colourful flowers include purple loosestrife, yellow flag and marsh marigold. The lake also has some bird interest, with small numbers of overwintering wildfowl and is one of the few sites for breeding great crested grebe. The surrounding planting also attracts migrants and overwintering finches such as redpoll and lesser redpol.

Cared for by:
City of York Council

Things to help out with here:
Nature Reserve Management