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Idle Valley Nature Reserve

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North Road, Retford DN22 8SF, England
+44 1777 713940
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Lovely Walks

My wife and I take our dog round the area it takes about forty five minutes at a steady pace round... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Beautiful place

Amazing place to visit if you like nature and wildlife , great walks around the lakes and the cafe... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael H
via mobile
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  • Average3%
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Travellers talk about
“bird watching” (9 reviews)
“lovely walk” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
North Road, Retford DN22 8SF, England
+44 1777 713940
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I take our dog round the area it takes about forty five minutes at a steady pace round the lake plenty of water birds and wildlife to see and you can always call at the cafe for a snack and a cuppa...More

Thank jitterbug143
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit if you like nature and wildlife , great walks around the lakes and the cafe is pretty good too.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed a beautiful walk around the reserve with the pram and got around with ease. The on site cafe was delightful! Really lovely food and tasty cakes! A lovely afternoon well spent!

Thank 143nat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a first visit, only went to the cafe it's was very clean lovely view of lake and a nice lunch

Thank yhumberstone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to walk and just on our doorstep !! Would highly recommend a visit to this little hidden gem.

Thank Paula G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views and such a pleasant place to walk with Like minded dog walkers. Cafe is lovely too and open until 4. Perfect walking and lots to see

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a super place for lite fresh snacks &cakes.I am a weekly visitor to this beautiful place where the staff in the cafe are very happy and helpful to me as I am disabled. I can also see all the bird life from the...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Great place for walking! Nice and relaxing,only thing I think is that the walks could be better signposted.

Thank Mick H
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely walk around the lake and some sites you would think you wouldnt see and from here it a small drive to daneshill lake to end the day feeding ducks and swans

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a great place to visit to get away from it all and enjoy the open space, wildlife and fresh air. There are different walks to choose from, activities for children to get involved in and the café is wonderful with great views over...More

Thank j0s1963
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Questions & Answers
26 March 2016|
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Response from Joannemariemansfield |
There are many paths that you follow that follow the fields and the river Idle where dogs can be off lead also. We do a 7 mile walk following the arrows and nearly all is off lead.
Angela F
9 April 2015|
Response from Yummyfoodfood | Reviewed this property |
There is no charge to enter and parking is free, beware the gates get closed at night but there is also parking before the gates if you like a sunset walk. There is, of course, a charge for the cafe and certain special... More