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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

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Fantastic experience and sight

Was a fascinating sight . Nature at its best. Truly unexpected find. Stayed at a local B and B... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
These Seals Are Small But Not Far Away

I'm always amazed at how close you can get to the seals. They are not a dot on the horizon 'that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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North Somercotes, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was a fascinating sight . Nature at its best. Truly unexpected find. Stayed at a local B and B. Great fish and fish at local pub.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Highlight2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm always amazed at how close you can get to the seals. They are not a dot on the horizon 'that could be a seal' but are close up, right behind a solid fence that separates them from the humans. The best time to go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SimonA2058
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on boxing day, to get a bit of fresh air and walk off the turkey!. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the visit, seals could be seen very close to the fence and others in full view. Would recommend, will go again later this year nearer...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stevenpE507EC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even the wind and rain couldn't detract from our time with the seals. A beautiful spot, where you can get surprisingly close to the seals without disturbing them. Thanks also to the volunteers who were on hand and enriched the experience with their knowledge. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank WooWhite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the seal reserve and what a treat. I hadn't realised the seal families would be that close. Wonderful to see not only the fluffy new born pups but to also wonder at the size of the big males.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chris a
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have heard people talk of the fabled Lincolnshire Black Panther but always considered it simple hogwash from attention seeking mentally feeble half wits. Visited the seals very early this morning, as I do most mornings and I was the only person present as the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

We were so fortunate to choose a sunny (but cold) day to visit. It's so amazing to be so close to the pups. They have no fear of humans behind the fence and you really do get up close and personal with the seals and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

After some persuasion, I managed to get my husband and eldest son to come here before visiting family nearby. After parking and wrapping up to brave the elements, we were delighted to see lots of happy, healthy seals laying around in the dunes. Quite used...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank helenh567
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Donna Nook was a place on my bucket list and I’m so pleased we had the opportunity to go during seal breeding season. We expected a lot of seals but were not prepared for the vast numbers or how close they would be to the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dalet21
Reviewed 3 December 2018 via mobile

Great to see the seals up close in their natural habitat. Friendly volunteers to answer any questions. Would recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Kim W
2 January 2019|
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Response from WooWhite | Reviewed this property |
Sorry; only just seen your question. I'm sure it is open, but I wouldn't expect to see many seals if any at all. I believe the seals head back to sea latest end of Dec / early Jan.
17 October 2018|
Response from scottishladyEngland |
None yet. Check the Donna Nook Warden Facebook page for updates.
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.