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Address: Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
Phone Number: 1405 704665
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Returning after 20 years

Not been to the reserve for 20 years . Its not changed much apart from now having a toilet block and decent car park . But who needs change when its such a great place to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Not been to the reserve for 20 years . Its not changed much apart from now having a toilet block and decent car park . But who needs change when its such a great place to see birds . A good number of hides overlooking the pools and a small visitor centre . Worth the effort to get there .

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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

After not visiting Blacktoft for a few years we went last week and after only a few short minutes we were so happy we had made our return. What a brilliant place for bird watching and wildlife. Blacktoft is filled with everything you need for great day out including lovely people we will be making this a regular! there are... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited on a sunny afternoon in late december. Plenty of people around, very friendly and great excitement caused by two bearded tits right next to the path. Six hides, lovely peaceful place. Toilets and picnic tables. The main reception is only open weekends in the winter so didnt get a much needed hot drink...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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
28 helpful votes 28 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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70 reviews 70 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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288 attraction reviews
283 helpful votes 283 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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