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A visit to Askham Bog is an excellent antidote to the hustle/bustle of everday life. The area is in the care of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust since it was donated in 1946 by the local sweet manufacturers (Terry and Rowntree). The bog was formed by...More
Nice place first thing on a morning. Well looked after by volunteers. My interest is taking photos. Chances to see a few deers if your very quite. I would recommend a visit. I always take some bird food to feed them
Glad it is here and had a nice walk around the boardwalk with the family.
In November we didn't see much in the way of flowers, insects, birds or animals but it was a peaceful walk.
I feel a little bad only giving it a...More
Had an hour to spare so loaded Ben in the car and went for a wander around Askham bog. Some of the plants and trees are just starting to turn, but still had butterflies in the bushes and dragonflies over the water. Lovely peaceful hour...More
Nice little nature reserve on the outskirts of York near Copmanthorpe with free entry and parking. Definitely worth a visit if you want a quiet walk (about 10-15 mins in a loop). If you want to go off the track then that is an option...More
We visited this reserve while on holiday in York. It is a pleasant, tranquil site and a good place to go to get away from the tourist scene. The boardwalks mean that you do not need special footwear. Ferns and the fallow deer were the...More
So much so that I was not sure about a review that might spoil the bog. Access is quite narrow as you pass the golf course, but once in the reserve the raised nonslip walkways enable you to travel round the bog with dry feet....More
We live nearby and visit this reserve fairly regularly. We have seen loads of fallow deer this year and the Osmunda regalia ferns were particularly impressive this year. There are information boards at various points of interest around the walkway. You need never get your...More
Askham bog is a superb place to go for a walk close to the City of York.
Alongside the fairways of Pike Hills Golf Club, there is a wide variety of plants, insects, birds and animals to see and you don't need to get shoes...More
Found this tranquil little oasis after driving past literally hundreds of times - and deciding to stop and take a look.
Now a firm part of my exercise regime - 10 laps of the boardwalk, taking in the beautiful surroundings - listening to nature.