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Scorton Lakes Nature Reserve is covered on the B-Line map

"B-Lines are an imaginative and beautiful solution to the problem of the loss of flowers and pollinators. The B-Lines are a series of ‘insect pathways’ running through our countryside and towns, along which we are restoring and creating a series of wildflower-rich habitat stepping stones.


They link existing wildlife areas together, creating a network, like a railway, that will weave across the British landscape. This will provide large areas of brand new habitat benefiting bees and butterflies– but also a host of other wildlife".

Thanks to  for the B-line information

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This particular B- line is part of The Scorton Nature Reserve, created by Tarmac, who operate a Biodiversity Benchmark Scheme accredited by The Wildlife Trust across sites in North Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland.


As part of this scheme records are kept of species that populate the sites. These records are made up mainly from sightings from consultant specialists, staff, restoration advisors, the general public, as well as other interested parties who visit the site on a regular basis, i.e bird watchers and specialists from groups such as the RSPB, YNU, HDNS, BTO, and YWT. These sightings are passed onto the quarry manager who logs the record.

The image below shows the scale of the affected area

The red shaded area is the B-Line used by pollinators

Satellite image of the affected area of the development of scorton lakes
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