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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

#1 of 1 things to do in North Somercotes Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Just out for a short walk

Donna Nook has a good car park is quite remote and exposed but good for walkers. We are not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maurice J
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Derby, United Kingdom
New life on the beach

Worth a look lots of pups being born in front of you. Rap up warm can be rather breezy with the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert G
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Louth, United Kingdom
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“grey seals” (18 reviews)
“seal pups” (23 reviews)
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North Somercotes, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Donna Nook has a good car park is quite remote and exposed but good for walkers. We are not fanatical walkers but this area is so picturesque and can take several hours if you want, on occasions RAF aircraft carry out bombing raids over this...More

Thank Maurice J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth a look lots of pups being born in front of you. Rap up warm can be rather breezy with the wind off the north sea. Best time to go October late

Thank Robert G
Reviewed May 4, 2017

Wonderful to witness the seal pups. Very cold and blustery but seeing the pups and watching them interact with their Mum's was amazing and well worth the 4 hour round trip drive. Information points were very informative and the volunteer rangers were very happy to...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed February 25, 2017

Free car parking. When we arrived, Red flags flying and a couple of low passes by some RAF Typhoons from nearby Conningsby. Cold and windy when we visited, but would be lovely in the warmer months.

Thank Thurcroftbiker
Reviewed February 20, 2017

It's rare that I get to see animals in their natural habitat and I'm glad to have experienced Donna Nook nature reserve. I would describe it as like watching Planet Earth but in real life. It was so cool to hundreds of seals lying about...More

1  Thank Cindy P
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We did wonder where we were going, lots of wined Road, until we saw signs for Donna Nook, there was 2 entrances one which you pay a couple of pounds, this entrance you have toilets there, the other entrance was free, we didn't have much...More

Thank Helicopte
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We travelled for over 4.5 hours (including the burst tyre and wait for the repair man) to see the seals and it was worth it. Donna nook is a really wonderful place that allows you to see seals in their natural environment, with knowledgeable wardens...More

Thank rachxx1xx
Reviewed January 2, 2017

A grand sight to see the seal pups and their mums/dads in natural saltmarsh surroundings. Excellent friendly wardens there to inform and amuse you. Snacks Van on a weekend. Free entry - great car park + overflow. You need to check first as the seals...More

Thank lmorgan2015
Reviewed January 2, 2017

I had the luck to spend a couple of hours there with 4 more friends on a very sunny and frosty Saturday morning in December 2016. It is an amazing place and, although we were there at the end of the breeding period, we still...More

Thank dandilion_fra
Reviewed December 19, 2016

I reckon we got it right: Sunday afternoon, mid December. Cool but dry. Its a winding route to get here from the A16 and the roads are muddy as local farmers go about their winter preparations. This happens. But from what we got speaking to...More

1  Thank JackcomebackDawson
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Heather M
Are the seals still there.
February 4, 2017|
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Response from bops67 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I doubt they are still there but can't say for certain. I went in mid November when activity was at its peak. I then went 3 weeks later and numbers had drastically reduced. There were not many pregnant seals left at that... More
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Kris E
Is Donna Nook dog friendly ?
December 28, 2016|
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Response from Sara B | Reviewed this property |
Yes its dog friendly if dogs are under control and on a lead. breeding season is pretty much over now. that being said there are lovely walks in the opposite direction from the seal viewing area which are perfect for dogs... More
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Kris E
Hi Am hoping to visit soon.Is Donna Nook dog friendly ?
December 28, 2016|
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Response from thewhiteheadfamily | Reviewed this property |
No. Not at all when the seals have their pups. Yes when seals not there.
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