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“Great place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Idle Valley Nature Reserve

Idle Valley Nature Reserve
North Road, Retford DN22 8SG , England
01777 713 940
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Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Retford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Stockport, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I visited idle valley for a business meeting and it was a great place

The room was airy and overlooked the massive lake. very helpful staff

Visited February 2012
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English first
East Retford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nature at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

A super place to stroll and enjoy the countryside. Easy access for wheelchairs and buggys.Lots of nture walks to enjoy and a nice cafe.

Visited January 2013
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Retford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“great walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

my son is 3 and adores this place.

It has a wicker tunnel and little insect rubbings all the way around the lake.

we visited when there were Reindeer and a real effort had been made to make it special for the children

well done to the staff who are always helpful and friendly

Visited December 2012
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 attraction reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“bird watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

this is an excellent wild life sanctuary, 9 miles of walks and the scenery is beautiful. lots to see and do for the twitchers' in all of us. i will be visiting this place again soon.

Visited October 2012
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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212 reviews 212 reviews
69 attraction reviews
Reviews in 99 cities Reviews in 99 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit...........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Just north of Retford The nature reserve is formed from former gravel workings and is adjacent to a fast flowing section of the River Idle. Walking and cycle ways are well marked and the perimeter walk takes about fifty minutes. The bird life is extensive and developing over time, and the whole area is watched over by a fabulous visitors centre, part managed by the local North Nottinghamshire College and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, who operate the small, but excellent cafe facility. Toilets and other facilities are well maintained and the reserve is a 'must do' when in the local area.

Visited August 2012
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