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Address: Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
Phone Number: 1405 704665
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Big skies and big flocks of birds

A compact reserve with many hides to view birds in a variety of habitats. This week the march harriers were performing well, snipes looking golden in the sun and great spectacles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 23, 2015
A D
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Goole, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable morning but not much else to do cafe and everything shut my granddaughter enjoyed seeing the few birds that we saw

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A compact reserve with many hides to view birds in a variety of habitats. This week the march harriers were performing well, snipes looking golden in the sun and great spectacles of skeins of pink feet geese moving through. A good day out for all.

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Thank A D
Goole, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit if you love your wetlands, wildlife and birds. Centre is well managed and worth the membership fee if you visit enough. It's a bit of a drive away from main roads but that's what makes it a hidden gem.

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2 Thank Michael C
Worcester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Helpful staff greeted us with news of recent sightings and suggested hides for us to get the best viewing from. Great views of different waders and superb views of Marsh harriers and this year Montagu Harriers. Picnic area by car park and toilet block, hard core paths suitable for wheelchairs.

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2 Thank J S
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Decided to have a look at this place. I have an interest in wildlife,generally, not just birds,but had been told it,was,a,good,place to visit. On the day we visited there was an open day with plenty of RSBP guides on site. This really helped me as my knowledge of waders and wildfowl is not that good so we had plenty of... More 

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2 Thank Andyt2120
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Eagerly anticipated first visit to Blacktoft Sand and it did not disappoint. We were fortunate enough to have good weather and the birds were displaying well. The reserve is somewhat smaller than I thought but with 7 different hides each offering views of differing habitats there is plenty to see. The wardens were very friendly and helpful and said which... More 

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2 Thank Mutchisman
Keighley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

very helpful warden - wide variety of birds to see and interesting horses but get them some lady horses for companionship !!

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1 Thank Glen C
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47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

Visited yesterday, weather mixed but did not dampen our spirit. Lots to see & great photo opportunities. At reception there are volunteers who are very pleasant & informative & will tell you the best place to see particular birds. Each hide sits by a different lake with a different selection of birds. I particularly wanted to see the Montagu's Harrier... More 

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1 Thank Jane W
Pickering
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341 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was my first trip here and when I went in the visitor centre I was a little concerned as you couldn't see the water for the reeds. First hide I went in the wildlife was a long way out but on the second hide you had a clear view and the birds were really close. Had a good sighting... More 

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1 Thank coalmanshoss
San Angelo, Texas
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337 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Here is a big hint-Go to the third hide for the best photographic opportunities with wildlife closet. We saw Avocets, Herons, Bearded Tits, Moorhens, Lapwings, and many more birds.

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2 Thank Debbie J

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