Humber Marsh Nature Reserve

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Before we relocated to our new premises at Upper Hill fo many years Wind & Sun's Headquarters had been based at Humber Marsh, a 13 acre private wetland nature reserve which we own and manage. 

Unfortunately, the reserve is not open to the general public, but can be visited by special arrangement.

The Buildings

These incorporate office areas, a mechanical workshop, warehousing, electronics service workshop, showroom area and two classrooms for training and visitor reception.

The main building itself has been constructed using green building techniques. In order to keep heating requirements to a minimum it incorporates a high degree of thermal mass wrapped in Warmcell recycled paper insulation with large south facing windows to maximise passive solar gains. The upstairs office incorporates green oak cruck frames to create a wonderful open space.

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The site is powered by by our own wind and PV generation. These systems are used for demonstration purposes and for training courses that we hold.

The Reserve

In order to minimize disturbance to both the marsh and wildlife the land is made accessible by a network of purpose built walkways and paths linking together the different habitat features and hides.  This allows the majority of the land area to be left 'fallow' so wildlife is undisturbed.

Nature Reserve 001The reserve is a valuable oasis in a highly cultivated agricultural area which is taken advantage of by wildlife and wild flora in many shapes and forms.  There are several distinct habitat areas at Humber Marsh, the most extensive being the marsh itself.

There are  ponds, some of which are linked by a waterway; a disused railway embankment, which has been colonised with woodland and grassland species; different types of hedgerow; some young woodland and a wildflower meadow.

Unfortunately, the reserve is not open to the general public, but can be visited by special arrangement.

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