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Blacktoft Sands

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Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
+44 1405 704665
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Plenty of interesting birds

A small but lovely area to see birds. It is run by the RSPB and there is a £4.00 charge for non... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Twitchers delight

We called in just to have a look at the place as we were in the area and passing. We found the... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
David L
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“car park” (9 reviews)
Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
+44 1405 704665
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small but lovely area to see birds. It is run by the RSPB and there is a £4.00 charge for non members. There are 7 hinds some on two levels. Take sandwiches as there is no café, and a long lens is advisable for...More

Thank auntjamjar
Reviewed 15 July 2017

We called in just to have a look at the place as we were in the area and passing. We found the staff (singular) very friendly and helpful and he explained about the reserve and what there was to see. Unfortunately one of our party...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Wonderful collection of lakes, birds, Polish ponies. Facilities basic and simple, but bring a picnic and have a lovely day out. There is a tea/coffee making area in the reception, with a viewing area there too, and information maps. Toilet facilities including accessible toilets for...More

Thank red c
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here in the pouring rain but as it has so many hides we didn't get very wet. The birds were great...ducklings and chicks in abundance. Great views of Bittern and Bearded Tits. A Yellow Wagtail dropped in too. Lots of other birds around...More

Thank margaret1389
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Have visited countless reserves, RSPB, WWT etc, but this was one of our favourites. We'd just come from RSPB Minsmere which was a touch 'touristy', and with this being a bit off the beaten track is was busy, but overly, and the people there seemed...More

Thank Senninhasenninha
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Varied wading birds and birds of prey. 5 hides with short walks between. Good visitor centre, toilets and car park. Pleasant way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Savvy70
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This has been a favourite of ours for years and we visited again this week. Easy to get to off the M62 and then a short drive along a windy, narrow road, it has plenty of parking, toilets and picnic tables, but bring your own...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 4 April 2017

if you need to get a rest , chill out , this is probably one of the best places to go, drive slowly enjoy the local heaven

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Have visited here a couple of times and enjoyed both visits, The last visit we stayed to observe the marsh harriers swooping in around dusk. Although we are not bird watchers it is still interesting to go and see wildlife we would not otherwise see...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 17 March 2017

OK reserve. Small and set out on a linear basis so if you enjoy a good walk to supplement your birding this is not the location for you as it is small and all wetland focussed. Reserve centre but no refreshment facility although there are...More

Thank Fargo2016
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Esther C
20 July 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
29 August 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.