This project has seen the installation of two new platforms overlooking the old peat milled fields and Packard’s Heath, where Nightjars breed each year.
This gives the visitor a new experience of the National Nature Reserve – allowing new values and perspectives to be achieved over the expansive long-viewed landscapes of the Humberhead Peatlands.
The viewing towers can be found on Hatfield Moors National Nature Reserve, Bawtry Road, Hatfield Woodhouse, Doncaster DN7 6BF. Follow the yellow route from the car park. For more details about Hatfield Moors visit their website at: https://www.humberheadpeatlands.org.uk/
Lead: Natural England
Supported by: North Lincolnshire Council
The installation of the viewing towers have really given visitors a different perspective of the NNR; for example, looking over the old milled peat fields visitors can start to appreciate how wet the site really is becoming thanks in part to the Peatland Restoration work that has been completed in the wider IoAHC Partnership Programme.
“Perfect for my tripod.”
“It gives you a higher perspective on the Moors.”