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Blacktoft Sands

Address: Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
Phone Number: 1405 704665
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Goole
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
41 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

we went to see the harriers and we were not disappointed. cold grey day but we enjoyed the visit... other birdwatchers very sociable and helpful..

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Goole, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

if you're a keen bird watcher or a general nature lover then this is a great place to visit. Tranquil, packed with wild-life including a host of bird species, frogs & newts. A great place for an afternoon out with the family then finish it off with lunch in one of the many local pubs nearby. Free car parking too.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This place is brilliant. The wildlife seems to be so active. I have never seen so many marsh harriers in one place at the same time.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Good place to explore with the family, back the way it used to be. Just being part of nature! Kids enjoyed watching the Marsh Harrier amongst others. Very enjoyable

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is not a family day kind of place; it is for keen birdwatchers who relish the easy to access hides and the sense of focused rapt attention on the birds from the hides. When a rarity is present the hides are crammed with spotting scopes and cameras with telephoto lenses. Rarities are present quite regularly (Hen Harriers roost every... More 

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Gilberdyke
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261 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a bird sanctuary, with well-placed hides or lookouts so that people can see and photograph birds in their natural habitat. it's on the southern bank of the River Ouse, just before it reaches the Humber, it's free, and it's very quiet. Perfect for an early Sunday morning. It's about a mile west of Ousefleet in Lincolnshire.

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Snaith, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is quite a nice little off the beaten track birdwatchers paradise......but I wouldn't suggest it as a family day out.....unless your kids are quiet & enjoy watching the birds... There are a number of excellent hides along the wetland site but little more to keep youngsters entertained, and noisy childrem running around isn't ideal for this sort of location... More 

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County Durham
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

The site is suitable for people of all abilities.The hides offer different views of the reserve. If you can go when the starlings are coming into roost it is well worth the wait!

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Thorne Doncaster
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We have been several times both winter and summer.Lots of birds nesting around the picnic tables.Have seen a bearded tit in the past.Last week we saw a weasel.Down in the hides we watched lots of water birds and glimpsed a harrier.The Korvik horses were well in sight too.We enjoy the walks to the various hides.Very pleasant outing.It is an RSPB... More 

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This hidden reserve is well worth the journey. Much to explore and discover...and not just Natural History....close to the canals that pulsed life throughout the region...social and architectural interest too.

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