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Barlow Common Nature Reserve

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Home Farm Barlow Road | Thorpe Bassett, Selby YO8 8FX, England
+44 1757 705101
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Nice place but wouldn't visit alone

I live in Barlow and have visited the common a few times but always encountered strange people... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
janegeorgeadam
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Selby, United Kingdom
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I often used to visit here on days that my wife was working

The Nature Reserve is only about a mile from where I live, and it's well worth a visit. It used to... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
anthonywY8615DI
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Selby, United Kingdom
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Home Farm Barlow Road | Thorpe Bassett, Selby YO8 8FX, England
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+44 1757 705101
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"fishing lake"
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"dog walking"
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"yorkshire wildlife"
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"district council"
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"lovely place to walk"
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"nice spot"
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"open space"
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"circular route"
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"main path"
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"on trip advisor"
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"picnic benches"
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"pleasant walk"
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"car park"
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"brilliant place"
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

I live in Barlow and have visited the common a few times but always encountered strange people there - usually dodgy looking young men. As a young female with small children, I am not comfortable coming here alone with the kids as I worry who...More

Thank janegeorgeadam
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

The Nature Reserve is only about a mile from where I live, and it's well worth a visit. It used to be run by Selby District Council but was taken over on a lease a few years ago by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Selby District Council...More

Thank anthonywY8615DI
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Built upon the rubble of a WW2 bomb damaged City..........well yes it is.....but a City 30 miles away as the rubble from the City of Hull decimated in WW2 forms the foundation on which this reserve is built.......the rubble was shipped in & then the...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Had a pleasant stroll along the footpath through this piece of wilderness off the beaten track. Everything seemed to have been left to nature so I'm not sure if it it is managed in any way. A pity that there is no access to walk...More

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great place for a stroll walking the dog well kept pathways great wildlife I don't have teenagers but great for all families or even a walk on your own

Thank phil w
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

I love this place. It is a shame they have blocked off the fish pond to normal people like myself. There is a bit of a walk from the free car park to the main area which has a very good circular walk around the...More

Thank johnbarrett07
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

We went for a walk around the common and even in winter found it an interesting place with lots of birds, in particular to see. The good thing about winter is that there are fewer people - and dogs - around so it makes for...More

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

We were looking for somewhere different to walk our litle dog ( on the lead ) in the Selby area. It was our first time here and the weather was lovely. There is a large field full of bunnies. Other things we spotted whilst walking...More

Thank flyingfox21
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

A fantastic open space and nature reserve which, if looked after better could be a fabulous place and draw for many people. Things are being done to improve it. Picnic tables, sculptures to creature a walk etc but still needs lots of attention. Maybe get...More

Thank Kathryn T
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

The lake bailiffs should be given a medal for all the work and time they have put in to this site.from security guards out at all hours.to fencing .making the site more secure.I no you can't please everybody but the lake was in a bad...More

Thank Roger Y
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28 August 2017|
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Response from Kathryn T | Reviewed this property |
No cafe but there are pic-nic tables and lots of cafes in Selby
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Tina R
3 May 2017|
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Response from Kathryn T | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can
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Sandramordey
30 January 2017|
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Response from normanb48 | Reviewed this property |
Another place to try is the Skylark Cemtre and Nature reserve on the Drax Site entered from the Barlow village YO8 8JW
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