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Donna Nook Nature Reserve

Features Animals
North Somercotes, England
+44 1507 526667
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Wildlife and aircraft.

This is the place along the coast l visit the most. I love walking here . Seals in winter are... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
via mobile
Superb Seals

Donna Nook is amazing very friendly, knowledgable staff who are more than willing to answer any... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
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North Somercotes, England
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Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

This is the place along the coast l visit the most. I love walking here . Seals in winter are interesting , but once they have gone you get the place pretty much to yourself. Care required if red flags flying as this indicates the...More

2  Thank FletchBradley
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Donna Nook is amazing very friendly, knowledgable staff who are more than willing to answer any questions you have. We have been for last 3 years & every year is amazing. They also have some stalls set up with fruit & veg & other souvenirs....More

2  Thank andyc282014
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

If you are planning on visit here to see the seals make sure you only come during winter... November to January time and you may get the experience you are looking for. If you visit here in the summer time it is simply a short...More

1  Thank lauralovesulots
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Excellent experience to witness the berth of Seals only feet away from the footpath. one of the wonders of nature at your very feet.

1  Thank carlwhite53
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Had a walk to donna nook was very well kept ample parking for visitors amazing seeing the planes going over on there practice runs

1  Thank gyfoodbabie
Reviewed 15 July 2017

A good all round experience with everything well laid out. Worth a visit to this lovely part of the country.

Thank tatandrew
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Donna Nook has a good car park is quite remote and exposed but good for walkers. We are not fanatical walkers but this area is so picturesque and can take several hours if you want, on occasions RAF aircraft carry out bombing raids over this...More

Thank Maurice J
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Worth a look lots of pups being born in front of you. Rap up warm can be rather breezy with the wind off the north sea. Best time to go October late

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Wonderful to witness the seal pups. Very cold and blustery but seeing the pups and watching them interact with their Mum's was amazing and well worth the 4 hour round trip drive. Information points were very informative and the volunteer rangers were very happy to...More

Thank Sarah T
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Free car parking. When we arrived, Red flags flying and a couple of low passes by some RAF Typhoons from nearby Conningsby. Cold and windy when we visited, but would be lovely in the warmer months.

Thank Thurcroftbiker
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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
21 August 2017|
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Response from Maurice J | Reviewed this property |
As SaraB has explained only at certain times of the year are hot/cold refreshments available those being when the pups are being borne and early rearing (Oct/Nov ish). as far as I know only one car park does this however... More