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Blacktoft Sands

Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
1405 704665
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Ranked #3 of 8 attractions in Goole
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Most recent review
- Apr 19, 2014
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English first
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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187 helpful votes 187 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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27 reviews 27 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
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Easy reserve to do, no difficult terrain for young or elderly visitors and a good selection of species to view. my favourites are in the title. Sorry about the T*ts, apparently spelt properly the site thinks I'm using a profanity!!

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Howden, United Kingdom
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91 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Blactoft Sands is a well run bird reserve, and home to many interesting species. Heron nest there, and there are also rarer inhabitants at various times of year. Hides are provided and even withoutbinoculars you have an excellent chance to see something interesting.

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