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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB, England
+44 1302 325736
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Plenty of choice.

Whether you've only got an hour or all day you'll find a walk to fill your time - there are several... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
raggersparkin
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Otley, United Kingdom
Brilliant day out

This wasn’t our first visit to the reserve, that was last year and we enjoyed it so much we signed... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ian W
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs will wind you around a stunning, safe wetland habitat littered with pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows, and a cracking cafe is a great place for you recharge with friends. Hides allow you and your family to get up close and personal with birds such as woodpeckers and kingfishers and during your wander you may also encounter mammals such as roe deer and hedgehogs. The meadows during summer are full of butterflies on the wing in comparison to a snow laden winter where you may be lucky enough to spot our overwintering bitterns - this globally threatened species a real highlight to see for any wildlife watcher.Please note that we close over the Christmas period, check our website for details. We will be open every other day of the year (weather permitting) please see are website for further details. Unfortunately dogs, horses, bike, scooters etc are unfortunately not permitted on site.
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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Whether you've only got an hour or all day you'll find a walk to fill your time - there are several well signed paths with around a dozen hides offering great vantage points over the numerous ponds and reedbeds. The paths are well surfaced but...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This wasn’t our first visit to the reserve, that was last year and we enjoyed it so much we signed up there and then. The walks are very relaxing, plenty of hides for twitching or photographers. Harriers, bitterns, a plethora of inspect types and we...More

Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great nature reserve to visit for an hour or three. If you don't protect yourself with mosquito repellent there is a very good chance that you will be bitten. I think they sell it in the pre (and post) -tour shop, where...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The goods: Easy to find, well signposted on way in to Doncaster Even paths, suitable for pushchairs Map provided so you don’t get lost Cafe with indoor & outdoor seating The not so goods: Reading other people’s reviews, I feel like I missed something -...More

1  Thank lesley h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived with our dog and cat and struck a deal with staff that we could enter the site for a fee of £1280 which was paid by cash. Luckily I had the cash from a recent Immingham ship wreck haul which had hidden pirate...More

1  Thank alickjeffrey
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Good parking and easy walk to visitors centre, which has a nice cafe and small shop. Ordering food was a bit haphazard but it was good when it came and not overpriced. Very nice walk, choice of routes and of course lots of hides. You...More

1  Thank Chrisgale
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

A wonderful place to spend a few hours. So much wildlife,and extremely peaceful. It has to be a must place to visit whenever you are in the area.

1  Thank freddiedoncaster
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place for walks, a lot amazing birds, many beautiful paths and places for a picnic. Friendly for kids

Thank Magdalena B
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Lovely place to visit, lots to see and the cafe is excellent! Can not recommend enough. Great produce and value for money and a very friendly service from the staff

Thank Nicky W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

This is an exceptional nature walk around a gorgeous nature reserve not unlike the Idle Valley reserve in Ranskill/Retford. Brilliant for kids with plenty of activities in the half term and a fantastic walk for friend and couples, taking in the scenery. When the sun...More

Thank Jack H
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Pat J
24 February 2018|
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Response from KGU112 | Reviewed this property |
No they are not allowed due to all the wildlife
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Nikki P
17 September 2017|
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Response from Dalelynne | Reviewed this property |
If you just walk and don't look probably 3 hours. If you want to do it justice I would go all day.
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