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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

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Lovely hidden gem

What a wonderful place hidden in the middle of a busy place. And when you're there, you forget... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Always a great day out

Always love visiting this place. A huge shout out to the brilliant staff in the café..I LOVE that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs will wind you around a stunning, safe wetland habitat littered with pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows, and a cracking cafe is a great place for you recharge with friends. Hides allow you...more
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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB, England
+44 1302 325736
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All reviews yorkshire wildlife marsh harrier roe bird watchers non members local wildlife few hours lakeside shopping peaceful walk bacon sandwich lovely afternoon excellent cafe entry fee lovely place family ticket car park value for money
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place hidden in the middle of a busy place. And when you're there, you forget you're right between the Yorkshire way and the M18! Beautiful lakes and woodland walks. The mud kitchen area is fantastic! Cafe serves a good food menu all...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love visiting this place. A huge shout out to the brilliant staff in the café..I LOVE that there are so many vegan options and its never too much trouble for them..even having vegan squirty cream this time for our hot choclate, perfect after a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JulieMorgan13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We first saw the reserve when driving by on the M62 as the lakes andhides can be seen. We found more details from the ranger at theWildlife Trust site at North Cave where we joined, so we had a half day visit in the way...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank GandC_UK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This reserve is spread out over a vast area and offers lots of hides to view the birds and other wild life. The different trials are well sign posted and the woodland walks are very peaceful and well maintained. The footpaths are easy to access...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank nmaidwell123
Reviewed March 9, 2019

I visited this nature reserve recently. Well set out and managed except for a ditch/drain just before getting to reserve Centre which was full of litter, having seen none at all at far away walks. Very long wait for a sandwich when not v busy....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Roving691685
Reviewed February 24, 2019

Great little nature reserve which we are blessed to live not too far away from. Always different things to see on each visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank freddiedoncaster
Reviewed February 4, 2019

As it was early Feb.; this was a brief visit - with 9 yr. old grand-daughter - to see what the venue had to offer. It was only mid-morning on a fairly cold Sunday but nevertheless the car park was nearly full (a good sign)....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

My first visit to this huge wildlife haven, and it won’t be the last. There is just about every habitat for an inland reserve that you could possibly want, the walk I did today took me 5 hours and I’m sure there was more to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 43ericb
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

My first bike ride of 2019. 11.1 miles with my mate from Bessacarr via Amazon, Wadworth & Potterick Carr cafe. I won’t recommend them because there was a nasty grumpy woman behind the food counter who was very rude to my mate. He asked for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018 via mobile

We called here on a very cold and frosty morning. We had a mug of tea in the excellent cafe before we set out into the reserve. Potteric Carr is a well managed nature reserve with various walks and hides to see the birds and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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June 2, 2018|
Response from Heather P | Reviewed this property |
I think it is about £4 but free if you are a member of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. I am a member of Notts Wildlife Trust and also get in free.
Pat J
February 24, 2018|
Response from KGU112 | Reviewed this property |
No they are not allowed due to all the wildlife