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Blacktoft Sands

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Address: Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
Phone Number: 1405 704665
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Decent hides and plenty too see

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
The_palatable_pair
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Thank The_palatable_pair
Goole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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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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14 reviews
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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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Thank GooleAndy
Dunbar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

A must visit for all nature enthusiasts! This nature reserve is well maintained with plentiful hides where you can view differing species. A real positive about this reserve - a lot of effort has been put into making it accessible. Although not perfect, most should be able to access the majority of hides by means of well maintained tracks, each... More 

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1 Thank Vonda W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

One of the best nature reserves around. Spectacular sightings of 18 marsh harriers, 2 hen harriers and a large murmuration of starlings as the sun was going down.

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Thank tonka01
Goole, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

An enjoyable morning but not much else to do cafe and everything shut my granddaughter enjoyed seeing the few birds that we saw

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Thank Laura W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A compact reserve with many hides to view birds in a variety of habitats. This week the march harriers were performing well, snipes looking golden in the sun and great spectacles of skeins of pink feet geese moving through. A good day out for all.

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Thank A D
Goole, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

A great place to visit if you love your wetlands, wildlife and birds. Centre is well managed and worth the membership fee if you visit enough. It's a bit of a drive away from main roads but that's what makes it a hidden gem.

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2 Thank Michael C
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Helpful staff greeted us with news of recent sightings and suggested hides for us to get the best viewing from. Great views of different waders and superb views of Marsh harriers and this year Montagu Harriers. Picnic area by car park and toilet block, hard core paths suitable for wheelchairs.

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