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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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Beautiful Nature Reserve

This area of 'cared for' nature reserve is beautiful. Despite the location, close to main roads... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robert B
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Rossington, United Kingdom
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Been wanting to come here for ages and it didn't disappoint. Staff very friendly fondant drinks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dee2501
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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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+44 1302 325736
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This area of 'cared for' nature reserve is beautiful. Despite the location, close to main roads, rail lines and the airport at Doncaster, it is tranquil and peaceful. There is much wildlife to see in this natural enviornment. The hides and screens are well positioned...More

Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been wanting to come here for ages and it didn't disappoint. Staff very friendly fondant drinks very nice and served quickly. Didn't have time to walk round the water and have a look at the wildlife so think there will be another trip for that...More

Thank Dee2501
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 7 June 2018

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

1  Thank Steve031001
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 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 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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Ruthyb64
2 June 2018|
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Response from Heather P | Reviewed this property |
I think it is about £4 but free if you are a member of the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. I am a member of Notts Wildlife Trust and also get in free.
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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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