With development of the new Industrial Estate surrounding Oakhill Nature Reserve we currently have a temporary site access in place. To find out how to access Oakhill and take in the sights and beauty of the area please click below for our updated map and entrance guide.

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Oakhill Nature Reserve is rich in wildlife. Our dedicated team of volunteers work tirelessly to protect this important green space as a site for future generations to enjoy.

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Your help enables us to purchase tools for undertaking access works and habitat management as well as run training sessions, workshops and identification sessions. To find out more how your membership helps Oakhill please click below.

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Making a difference

The Friends of Oakhill are a group of volunteers dedicated to maintaining and enhancing Oakhill Nature Reserve and the Brickponds for wildlife and generations to come.

We undertake fundraising, habitat management and survey work and lead free guided walks and educational events.

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From Tiny Acorns...

From Tiny Acorns is an ongoing project dedicated to making Goole aware of Oakhill Nature reserve, a place they can enjoy without cost. 

We want to provide outdoor learning, accessibility and establish skills within the community to successfully manage Oakhill, ensuring that the habitat features special to the site are maintained and improved for future generations to enjoy. 

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Our Recent Projects


New Seating at Brick Ponds

New seating has been installed around the Brick Ponds, take a rest from your walk and sit a...
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Temporary Carpark

With the addition of a new trunk road through to the increasing industrial site on the south side...
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Erection of nest boxes around the site

  Prior to breeding season, a number of new nest boxes were installed around the reserve in addition...
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Brickponds lecturns installed

2 new lecturns were installed recently by the volunteer group to orientate visitors to the Brickponds, provide a...
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This Month at Oakhill

What to look out for in December 


Roving Tit Flocks

Blue Tits, Great Tits and Long-Tailed Tits move through the woodland in groups. Look for the Goldcrests and Treecreepers which often tag along.

Listen out for sleigh bells during your walk

Keep your ears open and your eyes to the sky for reindeer as the year draws to a close.

Water Birds gather on Oakhill Ponds

Look for Tufted Ducks diving below the surface for food.

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