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Staveley Nature Reserve

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Worth stopping off here

Our first visit here and a lovely 4 mile walk, could have done with a bigger car park today as it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
Beautiful area

Amazing, well kept, some beautiful wildlife and greenery. One of our favourite spots. Would... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
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Minskip Road, Boroughbridge HG5 9LQ, England
+44 1904 659570
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first visit here and a lovely 4 mile walk, could have done with a bigger car park today as it was full from early morning, ideal family venue.

Thank Lakesholly
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing, well kept, some beautiful wildlife and greenery. One of our favourite spots. Would recommend for couples, singles, kids, anyone really.

Thank tomhowson
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We took our seven year old grandson for his first visit to a nature reserve and it was a brilliant experience. Weather was cold but clear and a little sun. Aim was to see 15 different species of bird on the day and we saw...More

1  Thank paulnpat
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Wonderful Reserve to spend a peaceful afternoon. At the East Lagoon hide there are bird feeders which encourage lots of birds- we saw Tree Sparrows, Long Tailed Tits, a Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinches, Great Tits, Blue Tits and Coal Tits. A Water Rail was pecking...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This Reserve is a joy to visit! Easy strolling and lots of birds to see. The hides are great and there is opportunity to glimpse so much wildlife. A first for us - spotting a kingfisher diving for fish and returning to the same branch...More

1  Thank surfiegirl
Reviewed 31 January 2018

From the reviews on here, a popular place for birdwatchers but not for many others. A new acquisition by YWT and it is a crime that another natural habitat has been adopted, and developed. Watch this space. No dogs allowed.

Thank patbean
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This nature reserve operated by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, is a short distance off the main Knaresborough to Boroughbridge road and is therefore relatively quiet but easily accessible. It has a small car park with overflow arrangements nearby. Because the location does not normally attract...More

Thank Travelexperience12
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A Yorkshire Wildlife Trust reserve, only a couple of minutes by car from the A1(M) just past the peasant village of Minskip. Car parking is available but limited space available. There is no charge for parking or for entrance to the reserve, as it is...More

Thank Gerry C
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We have been here a few times hoping to see otters no luck yet but probably need to be here very early am. Lovely walks around both lakes, lots of birds to see. Lots of benches to sit down and admire the views, or have...More

Thank Linda O
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I remember being told to keep my eyes open for a sign that said Minskip cattery and we took a right turn after it. It was a very short drive from Harrogate and in just about 20 mins or so we were parking in the...More

Thank Sukanya D
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Chris H
19 August 2017|
Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
We saw plenty of people walking dogs while we were there.