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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

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Address: Potteric Carr Nature Reserve Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB, England
Phone Number: +44 1302 570077
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Nature paths suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs will wind you around a...

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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Murmerations and missed Bittern!

Wonderful day spent with friends here. Newly opened due to extensive work done and a brand new cafe. All flat level with many hides and ponds. Just missed a Bittern by seconds as... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Wales Great Britain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful day spent with friends here. Newly opened due to extensive work done and a brand new cafe. All flat level with many hides and ponds. Just missed a Bittern by seconds as my friends excitedly encouraged me up a slippy slope! The murmeration was not particularly big but as always a joy to see. The large wooden cafe overlooks... More 

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Thank 71Tink
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic views and the most helpful staff. The new building will be a major attraction

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Thank Roger E
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has now built a new visitor centre for this reserve. PLEASE NOTE that to enable the staff to move into the new centre, the reserve will be closed from Mon 21 Nov to Fri 25 Nov inclusive. The new centre will be open to the public on Sat 26 Nov. NOTE ALSO that the cafe facility... More 

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Dronfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our first visit here. It`s a big site with wooded and wetland areas. Some of the paths were a bit muddy, but majority are ok. Lots of hides. The bacon butties are great. They are due to open their new visitor centre in 2 weeks

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Thank majh6463
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Husband promised me a pair of binoculars for my birthday and we decided to get them from here. Staff very knowledgeable and spent time attaching straps and filling in paperwork for me. Real customers service, such a delight these day. We then had a wonderful walk around the nature reserve listening to birdsong and trying out our new purchase followed... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

A delightful walk around wetlands and in the woodlands. Pushchair and wheelchair friendly. Great for bird and butterfly watchers. Handy café along the walk serving good range of snacks and drinks at affordable prices. Short or long walks so suitable for small children.

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Thank CMead55
Immingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

had a lovely few hours walking around this place considering it is right next to the motorway it is so peacefull and quiet so relaxing, some lovely birds to look at herons, swans even bitterns and i saw my very first dragonfly close up really excellent place would highly recommend it if you want to get away from it all,... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

A nice walk round and plenty of hides make this a good reserve. It's fairly small but is not too expensive and there is a car park to make use of too!

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Thank PolystyreneGod
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

So many people live in Doncaster and are not aware of this nature jewel on their doorstep. If you have an interest in nature at all this is well worth signing up for. Any rate of subscription will pay for it's self after a couple of visits. Go to their website if you can, prior to going it will give... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I used to go here a lot as a kid, but the area has undergone expansion and development since then, There is a "new" visitors centre as well as more land to walk round on marked paths. A lovely walk on a lazy Sunday afternoon when the kids are bored !!

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