Our Work

The information and interpretation about this area of the Yorkshire Coast is poorly developed. Little information is available, particularly of the undersea environment and maritime heritage. In cooperation with other organisations in the area involved in conservation and nature tourism, our group has developed programmes of events and activities, featuring the beautiful fauna, flora and unique heritage of our area.

Our target audiences are schools and families, both within our local communities and beyond. We believe that by reaching a younger generation, we can encourage enthusiasm for the environment and heritage. Today’s enthused youngsters will be tomorrow’s visitors and local entrepreneurs, fostering an ethos of nature tourism and local vibrancy. The result will be that our local communities develop in a way that is both sensitive to the natural environment and grounded in heritage.

During the course of 2012 the Discover Filey project has proved a great success and we have now provided educational activities and events to over 800 local and visiting school children. Family and other events have also been well attended and we have developed a brilliant relationship with Conservation groups in the area, including the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Starr and Flixton Carrs Wetland project.

The Discover Filey project has now been formalised as the Discover Filey Development Trust Ltd, a not for profit company. We are now working closely with Scarborough Borough Council to facilitate the next stage of the project, the provision of a permanent heritage, educational and visitors centre on Filey’s Country Park.