Pocklington Canal SSSI
The Pocklington Canal is noted for its variety of assemblage of aquatic and emergent plants including a nationally rare species of soft hornwort, flat-stalked pondweed, lesser water-plantain, flowering-rush and fan-leaved water-crowfoot.
The canal also supports an outstanding assemblage of aquatic invertebrates, with at least thirteen species of dragonflies and damselflies.
The Canal forms part of the Lower Derwent Valley Special Protection Area and is flanked by a number of other SSSIs. The canal also flows in to the lower end of the River Derwent SSSI and SAC.