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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Address: North Somercotes, England
Phone Number: 01507 526667
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If your a wild life lover this is a must when the seals have there pups it is so amazing to see and you can get up close

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Retford, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here at the suggestion of friends and was bowled over by the amazing sights of seals and their pups. The venue is free - which is amazing considering there are staff on hand to explain everything and information panels to protect you from the exposed location. We went towards the end of the season to avoid the big crowds... More 

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Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your a wild life lover this is a must when the seals have there pups it is so amazing to see and you can get up close

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has become and annual pilgrimage for us, we like to see the seals around the time they give birth to their pups which is almost like the start to ur Christmas season. There are hundreds of seals within feet of the walkway, its a well managed area and you can spend as long as you can stand the cold... More 

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Thank 24egl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone should go and experience this....it's magical to see so many seals and their pups ...a privalige....there's refreshments and toilets (not luxury but fit for purpose) car park fee is minimal for all day...we went end of November and nearly all pups had been born, so going earlier next year.

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Thank rachbenn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit every year, early December is best. There are lots of seals to see, if you are lucky you may see one giving birth. You can get very close to the seals. Be aware it is very cold usually so wrap up warm.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every year the Atlantic seals come ashore here to start having their pups from November through to December. There is a fully level, disability friendly path that lets you walk up close to the seals and their pups and the photo opportunities are immense. Prepare for cuteness at its extreme - day old fluffy white pups and the interactions between... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to visit when the seal pup numbers are near their peak. We use the overflow grass carpark (small charge) as this has toilets, a food van and it is a short walk up the sand dune to get to the fence and see the seals. Take sturdy boots and warm clothes. We got some lovely... More 

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Thank Lynphd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The seals had almost gone by New Years Day and we only saw some pups but nonetheless we thoroughly enjoyed the trip! Such a beautiful area too. Next time we will go earlier and take binoculars. Look out for lots of wildlife as well as the seals.

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Catterick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brought my grandson here. Was lovely to see the baby seals. You can get close enough to see them properly. Well worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This was my first and my wife's second visit to Donna Nook nature reserve, and it lived up to expectation. We visited in November 2015 and were able to see a number of seals and their pups. It was captivating! The area is well set up to stop people getting too close (while still being able to see) and the... More 

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