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Potteric Carr Nature Reserve

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Address: Potteric Carr Nature Reserve Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB, England
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+44 1302 570077
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09:00 - 17:00
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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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An inspiring, nationally important, environmental project.

A water management, drainage and artificial flooding project to produce an environmental project of National importance. Largely due to the expertise of Roger Mitchell, Potteric... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Doncaster
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A water management, drainage and artificial flooding project to produce an environmental project of National importance. Largely due to the expertise of Roger Mitchell, Potteric has been attracting international visitors of the feathered variety for a number of years now. It's a place that needs careful maintenance and management and has recently undergone several improvements including a new visitor centre,... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Potteric Carr is just south of Doncaster, close to the M18 (the only downside being road noise!). Whatever time of year there is always a variety of birdlife to see, along with the occasional deer, stoat, and if you are very lucky a water vole. The new visitor centre is impressive, and the home-made food is top quality and not... More 

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Darlington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 390 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, this reserve is easy to find off junction 3 of the M18, south of Doncaster (use SE589007 in sat navs). We have visited this reserve a number of times over the years, a reserve which really came to national prominence in 1984 when a pair of extremely rare Little Bittern bred. It has an RSPB... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

what a fantastic new visitor centre to go with a brilliant nature reserve.there is something for everyone long walks short walks and an abundance of wildlife in a natural habitat

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in at the new visitors centre and was well impressed. Ordered coffee and scone and enjoyed the view across the new decking. Can't wait for the spring to see what the mere attracts , hopefully not mosquitos !!

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

New visitors centre has the wow factor plenty of birds and mamuals.. for a dull December day we could not have asked for more...no wait we could have gone Christmas shopping (yeah right or put pointy sticks in my eyes). So possible improvements better signage for the new car park (we sat outside sedan house waiting for the gate to... More 

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Ossett, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This was our first visit since the new visitors centre was opened and we were very impressed. We often had lunch at the old cafe and the new cafe retains the high standard of food served at a very reasonable price but within a well thought out new building. The old cafe was situated well inside the reserve but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

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

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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