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Blacktoft Sands

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Address: Townsend Causeway, Goole, England
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+44 1405 704665

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A great place

This has been a favourite of ours for years and we visited again this week. Easy to get to off the M62 and then a short drive along a windy, narrow road, it has plenty of parking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Julie P
United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has been a favourite of ours for years and we visited again this week. Easy to get to off the M62 and then a short drive along a windy, narrow road, it has plenty of parking, toilets and picnic tables, but bring your own food as there's nothing for miles. 6 hides plus the visitor centre, most accessible by... More 

Thank Julie P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you need to get a rest , chill out , this is probably one of the best places to go, drive slowly enjoy the local heaven

Thank Daniel G
Goole, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Have visited here a couple of times and enjoyed both visits, The last visit we stayed to observe the marsh harriers swooping in around dusk. Although we are not bird watchers it is still interesting to go and see wildlife we would not otherwise see and the more serious bird watchers we found to be quite friendly and helpful in... More 

Thank Ruth H
Greater London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

OK reserve. Small and set out on a linear basis so if you enjoy a good walk to supplement your birding this is not the location for you as it is small and all wetland focussed. Reserve centre but no refreshment facility although there are toilets.

Thank Fargo2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This isn't the best appointed reserve, the car park, the toilets, the reception are basic but more than adequate and we didn't come for the facilities. The hides, none more than 800m from the reception are all great. The birds, the main reason for going, are brilliant. Marsh harriers were abundant, there were kestrels and the avocets a joy. These... More 

Thank David120365
Snaith, United Kingdom
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267 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I suppose the car park and perhaps the visitors centre could do with being re-newed but the staff were very good friendly and helpful. This is a large marsh area with plenty of good hides with really good viewing of birds. I love this time of year as you can get really good views of the Marsh Harriers. Wading birds,... More 

Thank johnbarrett07
Goole, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 January 2017

A wonderful place to escape to and see so mqany wonderful species. Also a wonderful place to go walking to see some of Yorkshire's wildlife and many birds from all over the world. The little café area is great on a winter's day and also has lots of info about the site, the habitat, birds etc. A great range of... More 

Thank Smiler2017
Derby, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

one of our favourite places we visit nearly every year for my partners birthday , we normally spent at least 4 hrs watching the marsh harriers and were lucky the other year 2 see the montagu;s harrier , there a lot of waders to plus if lucky you mite see 1 of the bearded tits , The staff are all... More 

Thank David T
Chichester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Just a small RSPB centre with a handful of hides on the south bank of the R Ouse before it empties into the Humber. A quiet haven for Heron, Egret, Lapwing in abundance on our visit. Also extremely lucky to catch glimpse of Marsh Harrier. Friendly and helpful staff member enthusiastically imparting sightings and best hide to visit. Basic tea/coffee... More 

Thank tartancustard
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1,032 reviews
701 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Located about 15 minutes drive east of Goole, this well signposted reserve is one of the RSPB's finest anywhere, and their flagship reserve in central East England. It's a little out of the way but that's in its favour as it doesn't get crowded. It's a lovely sized reserve with six hides and usually very good for migrating waders in... More 

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