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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Hull
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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York, uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We took a trip to Donna Nook last sunday. I was pleasantly surprised that it was a free attraction as most places you have to at least pay for the parking. Myself and my other half headed to the beach and saw seals almost instantly. Some of them were really close (you could hear it snoring!) but what really caught... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a special place to visit.....at any time of year. Easy parking usually but when it is Seal time this is very adequately extended to meet the need. For a bracing walk by the sea......you cannot beat it. Samphire is another reason to explore this part of the Coast.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Popped over to Donna Nook sunday morning to see the baby seals. Had a very enjoyable time seeing them and got some great pictures. Also enjoyed the coffee from the 'burger van'😋😋 and there is a small shop to buy gifts. Easy parking 😆😆

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I choose to visit the reserve with my 4 years old niece, and it was brilliant, I strongly advise to take very warm clothes. The traject takes around 45 min across the cost and you feel a true David Attenborough, there is several information on the path and very knowledgeable volunteers to explain the specific details. Highly recommend the visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Absolutely loved visiting this nature reserve! The cold & strong winds couldn't keep me away-perfect way to start 2015. The only downside to visiting in January is that there aren't as many seals & pups to see as it's coming to the end of the season. I will definitely be visiting again towards October/November time to hopefully see hundreds of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Getting up early and braving the cold weather was well worth it to see the seals and pups in the wild... Anyone in the area must go and experience this at least once! The car park is small but I arrived at around 10am and there were only 2 other cars, when I left at about 1pm the car park... More 

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