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Blacktoft Sands

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Address: Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
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A wonderful place to see nature and escape

A wonderful place to escape to and see so mqany wonderful species. Also a wonderful place to go walking to see some of Yorkshire's wildlife and many birds from all over the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Goole, United Kingdom
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Goole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A wonderful place to escape to and see so mqany wonderful species. Also a wonderful place to go walking to see some of Yorkshire's wildlife and many birds from all over the world. The little café area is great on a winter's day and also has lots of info about the site, the habitat, birds etc. A great range of... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

one of our favourite places we visit nearly every year for my partners birthday , we normally spent at least 4 hrs watching the marsh harriers and were lucky the other year 2 see the montagu;s harrier , there a lot of waders to plus if lucky you mite see 1 of the bearded tits , The staff are all... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Just a small RSPB centre with a handful of hides on the south bank of the R Ouse before it empties into the Humber. A quiet haven for Heron, Egret, Lapwing in abundance on our visit. Also extremely lucky to catch glimpse of Marsh Harrier. Friendly and helpful staff member enthusiastically imparting sightings and best hide to visit. Basic tea/coffee... More 

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Darlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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