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Nosterfield Nature Reserve

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a first timelook around

we where out for the day having drive around and was told about nosterfield so we when in and had a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Darlington, United Kingdom
Has to be seen

Nosterfield has to be one of the best little reserves, the hide is huge and very comfortable people... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
Dezra D
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
“a first timelook around”
7 Nov 2018
“Has to be seen”
Nosterfield Local Nature Reserve is generally regarded as North Yorkshire’s premier wetland grassland site for wildlife. Breeding lapwings, redshanks and even avocets; also impressive numbers of wintering waterfowl. Over 300 species of plants, inc...more
Nosterfield Quarry Moor Lane, West Tanfield DL8 2QZ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we where out for the day having drive around and was told about nosterfield so we when in and had a look around what a place it was big in lakes and birds walk around the lake paths has far has one of hides high...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Nosterfield has to be one of the best little reserves, the hide is huge and very comfortable people are lovely unfortunately there are no toilets but there is a great walk at the quarry site 5 minutes away where there are toilets and a kettle...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dezra D
Reviewed 7 November 2018

This area is a converted quarry and is home to many species of birds. It is a great place for a walk or picnic and the opportunity to spot some interesting birds, but remember you binoculars.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gordyhb
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Another 'created' area for our native wildlife to be disturbed. Dogs should not be allowed on this site and any further decelopment should be questioned. Leave it be.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank patbean
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is a relatively new site but one that has been developed in a clever way. The hides are luxurious and are equipped with easy to use windows and shutters as well as sheepskin upholstered benches! The water level tends to be low at this...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank mrsmon2016
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Great views and above all peaceful. Nearby woods also provide lovely contrast to the lakes and ponds. Many comfortable bird hides.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank AndrewP944
Reviewed 17 May 2016

stopped by to see what is here. It is a managed site (formerly a quarry). Access is limited to viewing paths which extend along two sides of the area - I'd say so that we can look but not interfere with the birds' habitat. There...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Alan186346
Reviewed 18 April 2016

you can watch the birds from hides all over the nature reserve the car park is free and it is completely wheelchair friendly

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Richard S
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I love this place, it's free, it's beautiful, and it's always got great birds. I've seen wonderful things here, cranes, osprey, red necked grebe, bitten,and lots and lots of ducks and waders. The hide benches are covered in SHEEP skin, it's a lovely walk ,...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank fwaxer
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Well worth a visit. Probably the best reserve in the area. Wide range of wildfowl and waders. A cosy hide and a well made walk which would be suitable for wheelchairs.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank wintryguy
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20 November 2017|
Response from Hannah C |
Any conker treas?
Dezra D
1 March 2015|
Response from J W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, suggest looking on website for Lower Ure Conservation Trust for full directions and much more information on what can be seen etc.