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Help Save Scorton Lakes Nature Reserve

We are trying to protect our local environment

Scorton Lakes Nature Reserve is situated between Brompton on Swale and  Scorton village. With its 9 kilometres of footpaths and bridleways, which gently meander through woodland and wildflower meadows past amazing lake views. It makes it the perfect place to relax and observe the rich abundance of diverse wildlife while taking in the wonderful vistas.

 The site of a former RAF base during WW2, post war it was quarried for its rich deposits of gravel by Tarmac. In 2008 restoration began and continued in stages as extraction was completed in each section, and turned into the wonderful nature reserve you see today. Restoration of the final section has just been completed, and will come to maturity in a few years. This is part of Tarmac's commitment to returning it to a thriving nature reserve used by locals and visitors alike. We need your help to stop the development planned by Tancred Gravel Ltd which will seriously damage this significant nature reserve, a designated Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC).


The proposal is to develop a holiday complex comprising of 171 two and three storey luxury houses and 155 retirement apartments all with vehicular access. Please click on The Development tab at the top of this page to see what they plan.

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