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Blacktoft Sands

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A visit whilst staying in York for a few days

Well! we found this out of the way little gem of a site!. Well worth the effort. We were greeted by... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
valerie b
Preston, United Kingdom
Wonderful place

Great to see Marsh Harriers and a Spoonbill. A family open day was on when we were there and was... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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“rspb reserve”(3 reviews)
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All reviews marsh harrier rspb reserve bearded tits toilet block toilet facilities visited today small reception area nice site worth a visit waders birds nature binoculars viewing dusk paths avocets
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Reviewed October 5, 2018

Well! we found this out of the way little gem of a site!. Well worth the effort. We were greeted by the volunteer on site warmly and with knowledge of what it was possible to see there. The viewing hides are very nice and close...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank valerie b
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Great to see Marsh Harriers and a Spoonbill. A family open day was on when we were there and was great fun.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JasonMarkW
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Not the easiest access through Goole and then a few miles on but well worth it when I arrived. Small reception area with few facilities e.g. tea/coffee and biscuits but very helpful staff member. One can go left or right along the tracks to the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank shark939
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Went here on 3rd JULY. Wonderful, Very easy to get from Hide to Hide,Great veiws of Marsh Harriers and Bearded Tits. £4 entry which includes car parking.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Martin N
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We visited Sunday opening annual day, totally fantastic place, very friendly staff and really really helpful. We saw Marsh Harriers about every 5 minutes, Spoonbill, Avocet and the last chick, Fox, Kestrel and a Deer and a hawkmoth! Loved every minute

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rozzy1973
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We visited today after several previous visits . Unfortunately we came across one of the rudest , obnoxious staff members I have ever met in all my years as a RSPB member . I certainly won't be returning here again. Even when making our coffee...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Alison S
Reviewed April 17, 2018

We really enjoyed it here, the staff are great. Walking between the bird hides you get a good long stroll, in an area that is very beautiful. If feels very peaceful and away from everything that is busy and noisy. The member of staff here...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jo G
Reviewed April 9, 2018

First visit to a RSPB site. lots to see, but need better binoculars. Has a number of hides and interesting walks.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank David L
Reviewed November 14, 2017

lovely reserve hides well spaced out and friendly people, toilets and small snack area, good for a variety of birds and wildlife.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Cwright101
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Visited midweek, v busy, muddy car park but all other paths solid, visitor centre only open at weekends in winter, v good hides all overlooking scrapes, not many birds seen until 1 hr before dusk when we saw 5 marsh harriers and a curlew sandpiper....More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank j w
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from red c | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, Esther C, you'd have to ask the staff at the centre
Jenna L
August 29, 2016|
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Response from hochelaga1653 | Reviewed this property |
Try emailing the RSPB who run the site. They could give you the answer.