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Blacktoft Sands

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Address: Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
Phone Number: 1405 704665
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RSPB's flagship reserve in central East England

Located about 15 minutes drive east of Goole, this well signposted reserve is one of the RSPB's finest anywhere, and their flagship reserve in central East England. It's a little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
mikeedeedee
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Darlington
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Darlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Located about 15 minutes drive east of Goole, this well signposted reserve is one of the RSPB's finest anywhere, and their flagship reserve in central East England. It's a little out of the way but that's in its favour as it doesn't get crowded. It's a lovely sized reserve with six hides and usually very good for migrating waders in... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this RSPB reserve after a few hours of heavy rain. There was a convenient car park with picnic tables, toilets, small reception/visitor centre with onsite warden, lots of benches and viewing hides with information boards. We saw snipe, lapwings, an active reed warbler and a quick glimpse of a bearded tit as well as lots of tree and... More 

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

My wife and I are very amateur bird watchers with little knowledge of the subject but a keen and growing interest. So, It was good to talk to staff at the reserve as well as fellow observers. Lots of information about the birds, what had been spotted that day, what we could hope to see and which hides were the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are members of the RSPB and enjoyed free use of the facilities. Although we live close by we hadn't been before and loved the clean, easy access car park. Great signage and good hides. Being our first visit we were a little worried about looking like learners (all the gear, but no idea!) but we were welcomed. Loved the... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Well signed from Goole and an interesting drive across the surrounding fens. Small reception area / hide with a friendly warden / volunteer to give you information on the Sunday I visited. A number of hides available within easy walk of the car park. A number of species were readily visible on my visit, and there is always the chance... More 

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This was a very nice site. As a previous reviewer said, there were plenty of brown RSPB signs on the way from Goole. Good parking on site, some under shade. Toilets on way to reception area - but note water is not suitable for drinking. Very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable staff member or volunteer on hand to provide overview of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Take care when using the post code to find this reserve as my sat-nav left me about a mile away. Thankfully the RSPB brown road signs are well positioned and I go there ok. The car parking is adequate and has decent loos on the path to the reception hide. I noticed this was another site where people avoided the... More 

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Goole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I try and take my grand-daughter once each holiday for an hour or so. On this occasion we were lucky enough to see the long-eared owl. When I have visited I have found the staff and also the visitors very friendly and helpful, willing to share not only knowledge but binoculars as well. There is a very good variety of... More 

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Thank Sylvia P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

Excellent day out for serious bird watchers or folks who just like birds . Highlight of the day was a long eared owl , who sat within 15 feet of the path . It's a well planned centre with plenty of hides within a short walking area . Marsh harriers ( in plenty)can be watched in comfort and warmth from... More 

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Thank Elaine B
Goole, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Hi have visited this place neumerous times over the last few years, its a great place to see wetland birds especially marsh harriers, worth a visit just for them.Good hides and nice paths etc. Occasinal open days so get there when you can.

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