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Sugar Mill Ponds
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
Yorkshire and the Humber
Year of Declaration: 2002
Declaring Authority: East Riding of Yorkshire Council (Unitary)
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SE 782 299
Location: Rawcliffe Bridge about 5 miles west of Goole, DN14 8PQ
Owned by: Croda Chemicals Ltd
Managed by: Friends of Sugar Mill Ponds
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Access from M18 north is via junction 6. Take A614 to Rawcliffe then turn right to Rawcliffe Bridge. As you enter the village the ponds are on the right before the Rawcliffe Bridge Hotel. The access road can take cars and coaches. From M62 Junction 36 take the A614 to Rawcliffe where you turn left to Rawcliffe Bridge.
Visitor facilities: Car parking on site and good surfaced paths around both lakes. Fishing. Picnic area with tables and benches.
What to see: Former brickworks and sugar refinery next to the Aire and Calder Navigation canal with two small lakes. Mature trees enclose the site from the surrounding farmland and open meadows. About 70 species of resident birds have been recorded including great crested grebe, kingfisher, great spotted woodpecker and barn owl. Water voles and grass snakes have also been seen on the site.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Friends of Sugar Mill Ponds.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Contact the Friends of Group directly through their website or try


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Last Updated: 15/02/2013
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