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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Absolutely beautiful!

Really wonderful environment, it’s almost surreal to watch so many seals with their babies! It gets... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Magnificent isolated nature reserve

We popped along in April so not the time to see the seal pups but all the same a wild and wonderful... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Paul F
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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North Somercotes, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really wonderful environment, it’s almost surreal to watch so many seals with their babies! It gets pretty busy during the winter months, there was some farmers selling fruit and veg in the car park, their Brussels sprouts were incredible.. can’t wait to return!!

Thank lucym182x
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We popped along in April so not the time to see the seal pups but all the same a wild and wonderful place. We talked to a very knowledgeable local who informed us that a black line a way in the distance was in fact...More

3  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We were staying nearby so went to Donna Nook as we read about it online. We were a bit early in pup season so although there were seals there that had pups they were still quite far out from the walkway. However, there were lots...More

Thank ThePFamily2011
Reviewed 12 March 2018

We've wanted to visit Donna Nook for some time so it was great to get there in November and see hundreds of seals and their pups. It was a spectacular sight and truly nature in the raw. We visited at the peak time of year...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 11 March 2018

This is a great place to visit for its own sake: the Humber estuary is a wild and inhospitable place at times but it is the setting for a wealth of amazing activity. Yes the roads leading to the area are very narrow and remote...More

1  Thank Ingleborough1359
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Visited wrong month and no seals.. Very very worrying about how slim the roads are ...dont think I would try it in peak viewing ...

Thank GaynorNorthampton
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve wanted to visit for some while and I finally got to go, it can be busy and little ones might not always get to the front. Seals were giving birth whilst we were there. I’d completely forgot about what else happens during birth and...More

Thank Tina F
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Great place to see seals and there new born seal pups up close. Check tide times before going Car park on site small charge. There is Porto Loo’s in the carpark

Thank Chr155mith
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Paid here a visit but you can check on the website if there are seals about and they were if only a few can get very busy but we parked ok it was dry so no muddy feet and paths to beach are wire covered...More

Thank nikndel
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit , one of my friends had been before , but a long time ago. The place is lovely , the grey seals are a great sight too see . Their are staff patrolling the area,telling people about the seals , and...More

Thank gothicwax
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22 May 2018|
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Response from Ingleborough1359 | Reviewed this property |
It's a very busy time in pupping-season and there will be huge crowds. Hence the narrow little roads will be very busy.
9 November 2017|
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Response from FletchBradley | Reviewed this property |
Get there early as poss as gets very busy as we,re coming towards peak pupping time.No boat trips l,m afraid , it is a very out of the way bleak place , normally just a M.O.D. bombing range. If red flags flying keep beach... More
12 September 2017|
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Response from Valerie T | Reviewed this property |
It is too early. You need to be there November, December. There are a few left by the beginning of January. Try to avoid weekends, or get there early. The free car park gets very busy. There is a pay car park, (weather... More