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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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Nice peaceful walk

Good parking and easy walk to visitors centre, which has a nice cafe and small shop. Ordering... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chrisgale
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Sheffield
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VERY RELAXING

A wonderful place to spend a few hours. So much wildlife,and extremely peaceful. It has to be a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
freddiedoncaster
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doncaster
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place for walks, a lot amazing birds, many beautiful paths and places for a picnic. Friendly for kids

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Reviewed April 20, 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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Reviewed April 6, 2018

This is an exceptional nature walk around a gorgeous nature reserve not unlike the Idle Valley reserve in Ranskill/Retford. Brilliant for kids with plenty of activities in the half term and a fantastic walk for friend and couples, taking in the scenery. When the sun...More

Thank Jack H
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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We were just passing and decided to call in just to enjoy a short walk, wrong we spent two hours there and this was not enough. The layout and availability of many hives allowed us to view many of the birds there and we were...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Easy to find as just off M180 - modern clean visitor centre with coffee, food, and toilets. One toilet at end of site (check if open) before you go round. Good selection of wildlife depending on time and weather. Extensive site - flat walking. Entry...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017

No prices on entry could only to be told how much it cost when at the entry door on entry to the reserve which was poorly signposted saw very little nature ie wildlife except for ducks for this I paid over five pounds I could...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Visited the reserve as part of a group. Staff were very helpful providing us with maps and guidance where to try to see particular species. Many of our group saw willow tit and bittern and a few saw water rail and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, as...More

Thank Heather P
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

it is a nautre reserve so nothing is guaranteed, you may see birds and other animals you may not. We were lucky with a kingfisher but never saw the marsh harriers; so we will go back. Good facilities, easy walking (no hills) great for families

Thank rickfug
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Pat J
February 24, 2018|
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No they are not allowed due to all the wildlife
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Nikki P
September 17, 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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riedefine
August 11, 2017|
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Response from DonnyDave30 | Reviewed this property |
no, the majority of the paths are either limestone, tarmac or mud. There are the odd boarding in muddy areas but I've seen wheelchair users frequently so I wouldn't worry about your footing. If you are overly concerned then... More
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