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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Address: , North Somercotes, England
Phone Number: 01507 526667
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Activities: Viewing wildlife

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Absolutely amazing place, very wild and such a treat

Superb place to go, a bit out of the way and nothing there but glorious nature, seals, car park and a tea van.... perfect! But Do NOT touch the pups/babies or they will be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Visiting in the summer, the main attraction is the walks along the path, which are nice but not outstanding. Well built car park with no facilities, so not sure what the Seal Watchers do in the Autumn/Winter at the 'height' of the season. The site seems to be missing some form of refreshment facility and could easily see people popping... More 

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It's a nice drive out here and not too far from Grimsby and Louth. They've built a new car park and the place looks a lot more tidy. The RAF use the beach for bombing target practice in fighter jets and you can hear them roaring up in the sky. it's a great place for a walk and a bit... More 

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Ripley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Superb place to go, a bit out of the way and nothing there but glorious nature, seals, car park and a tea van.... perfect! But Do NOT touch the pups/babies or they will be abandoned. Wrap up well and do NOT touch the pups/babies.

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Holton Le Clay, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Wild and unspoilt beach area for walking. Plenty of car parking and usually a catering van there. In October the grey seals come ashore to have their babies so the area is roped off for their safety. Still able to see them. Dogs to be kept under control St this time.

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We love it, such a lovely reminder of what nature is all about, could of watched the seals forever. The seals are very well protected but they are so close to you and if your lucky you could see one give birth, not for younger eyes though!

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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Donna Nook is where the seals come in to breed in the Autumn. It is a great location for a lovely long walk even when the seals aren't there. It is well worth a visit.

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Visited on a recommendation, a little late in the season so the majority of the seals had gone, but it was still a wonderful experience. It really is a windswept place, so warm clothing is essential, as is some decent footwear. The official car park is good, but I can imagine it fills up quickly at the height of the... More 

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Went between Christmas and New Year. Arrived early so got in the main car park but there is a large overspill. We took a picnic lunch and had a walk after viewing the seals but there was a van selling coffee etc. We had left it a bit late in the season to see the bulk of the seals although... More 

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I normally visit Donna Nook nature reserve every year sometimes 2 or 3 times. Being into photography I tend to go earlier before the fences get put up, I like to walk out with the tide to see the seals on the sandbanks right out to sea. This perhaps isn't the best thing to do as the tide does come... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

loved the seals great family day out cold lol some great photo oppertunities for the camera lover and animal lovers really recommend this place

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