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Filey Dams Nature Reserve

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Peace and quiet and great viewing

Having been to Filey a number of times we only discovered this on our last trip - it needs more... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
A nice compact nature reserve!

We visited Filey Reserve many years ago and when we were in the area recently decided to re- visit... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Wharfedale, Filey YO14 0HU, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to Filey a number of times we only discovered this on our last trip - it needs more signage - but if you fancy a short stroll and to watch some wildlife in peaceful surroundings - then this is a spot for you...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Filey Reserve many years ago and when we were in the area recently decided to re- visit the site .good sign posting made movement betwen the two hides visited and saw a decent selection of birds . Would certainly call again.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst in Scarborough last week I visited Filey Dams Nature Reserve on recommendations from locals and was not disappointed. The new hide is excellent and the variety of birds visiting the site was a surprise. I would definitely recommend visiting this reserve

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019

Few would expect an attractive little nature reserve at the back of an estate of bungalows, but this is excellent. The walks and hides are great and we saw plenty of geese, gulls and four types of duck in a short space of time. A...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank L5162TIhelen
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I live very near the Dams in Filey and never get bored each time I visit the Dams. It is an amazing place especially at this time of the year. There is such a variety of birds to see.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank marilynannwalker
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Lovely peaceful nature reserve with two hides to watch the birds. Having images of the bird/duck species on the wall/table was a welcome sight as I wouldn't have known what they were otherwise! I would like to see the reserve expanded in the future as...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

Spent a very pleasant hour with my toddler looking at the birds in the hides. The reserve has two hides connected by a well maintained boardwalk a couple of minutes apart, with the car park in the middle.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank hannahea
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

All nature reserves are important lifelines for all wildlife and should be supported. The woodland walk was full of birdboxes and batboxes. The snowdrops looked beautiful. The woodland walk leads to a boardwalk over a lake where the reeds looked magnificent. There are two hides...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MarineDoctor
Reviewed September 23, 2018

A danger of me posting reviews too many times for Filey dams but always good to provide an update. At the moment, there are dozens of little copper butterflies and worth taking a macro lens with you if photography is your aim. On the bird...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bigglad
Reviewed August 27, 2018

A wonderful peacefull place to watch birds and wildlife.Difficult to find as it is not signposted from the main road. All free of charge, There is a box to leave a well deserved contribution.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mark P
October 13, 2018|
Response from bigglad | Reviewed this property |
Hi Mark, I am afraid there are signs up that say dogs are not allowed beyond the car park.