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If you haven’t visited Filey Dams, then put this spectacular location onto your ‘must visit’ list next time you’re in the Filey area.

It’s a hidden gem situated on the western fringes of the town and is one of the few fresh water marshes in the area.

Measuring six hectares, the site includes two bird hides, a pond-dipping platform and tree-lined paths. Birds, reptiles and small mammals love this little corner of the seaside resort.

The site includes fresh water lagoons, marshes, grasslands and a small copse.

Birdlife includes herons, swans, geese and avocets, with highlights for every season. Spring ‘specialities’ include a variety of waders, tree sparrows and willow warblers; summer bring reed warblers, sandpipers and dragonflies; in the autumn, curlews can be spotted before heading south, and in the winter, ducks and geese love the peace and quiet of the Dams.

Other creatures that are 'Filey Dammers' include roe deer, barn owls, fox, shrews, toads, and many more.

The site was ‘rescued’ in 1985 from a developer’s bulldozer, and is a jointly managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Filey Bird Observatory and Group.

Filey Dams is free to enter, with wheelchair access to the main hide.
Free car park next to the reserve, dogs not allowed.

Postcode is YO14 0DG.