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“Very relaxing”
Review of Blacktoft Sands

Blacktoft Sands
Ranked #2 of 21 things to do in Goole
Certificate of Excellence
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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530 reviews
305 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 341 helpful votes
“Very relaxing”
Reviewed 8 May 2013

This is a bird sanctuary, with well-placed hides or lookouts so that people can see and photograph birds in their natural habitat. it's on the southern bank of the River Ouse, just before it reaches the Humber, it's free, and it's very quiet. Perfect for an early Sunday morning. It's about a mile west of Ousefleet in Lincolnshire.

Visited May 2013
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English first
Snaith, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Really only one for committed birdwatchers”
Reviewed 22 April 2013

This is quite a nice little off the beaten track birdwatchers paradise......but I wouldn't suggest it as a family day out.....unless your kids are quiet & enjoy watching the birds...

There are a number of excellent hides along the wetland site but little more to keep youngsters entertained, and noisy childrem running around isn't ideal for this sort of location & can spoil things for others.

Don't expect lots of facilities ..... other than toilets & at busier times there is also the pportunity to purchase hot drinks & snacks.....but when we visited this was closed

Visited October 2012
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County Durham
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Family orientated Bird watching”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

The site is suitable for people of all abilities.The hides offer different views of the reserve. If you can go when the starlings are coming into roost it is well worth the wait!

Visited October 2012
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Thorne Doncaster
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39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Blacktoft Sands”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

We have been several times both winter and summer.Lots of birds nesting around the picnic tables.Have seen a bearded tit in the past.Last week we saw a weasel.Down in the hides we watched lots of water birds and glimpsed a harrier.The Korvik horses were well in sight too.We enjoy the walks to the various hides.Very pleasant outing.It is an RSPB site so if not a member there will be a charge

Visited February 2013
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Find it !”
Reviewed 17 January 2013

This hidden reserve is well worth the journey. Much to explore and discover...and not just Natural History....close to the canals that pulsed life throughout the region...social and architectural interest too.

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