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RSPB Old Moor

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Old Moor Lane | Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0YF, England
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Bird Heaven

Spent around 4 hours here the other day, it was supposed to be 2, if your into birds and other... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ERIC B
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Great morning out

We are members of the RSPB so entry was free, usually £5 for adults. Car parking was close to the... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
JOHNHEPPENSTALL
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Are you looking for tranquil and idyllic, to escape the stresses of daily life, we are for you! Are you looking fun and events for the kids, we are for you. Our beautiful nature reserve has something for everyone, we have a fabulous visitor centre and cafe, beautiful places to walk and relax, great events and a funtastic playground area. Come on down for an excellent day out!
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“the reserve” (42 reviews)
“pond dipping” (33 reviews)
“bird watching” (26 reviews)
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Old Moor Lane | Wombwell, Barnsley S73 0YF, England
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"cottage pie"
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"excellent cafe"
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"well stocked shop"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent around 4 hours here the other day, it was supposed to be 2, if your into birds and other wildlife, then you must give this RSPB site a visit, plenty of free parking is a good start, you enter the site through a lovely...More

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DanielleM1804, Guest Relations Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the fantastic review Eric - if you are interested we regularly post sightings blogs on facebook and twitter so you can keep up to date with our comings and goings. You could try coming across in autumn and winter as well to catch...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We are members of the RSPB so entry was free, usually £5 for adults. Car parking was close to the lovely entrance and was free. We were greeted by a member of staff who was very helpful and gave us tips of where to go....More

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DanielleM1804, Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you JOHNHEPPENSTALL for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Old Moor is the place to see all the amazing birds that you usually just see in books, and if you're really lucky you will hear the boom of the Bitten. You will probably never see this one bird because it is a very shy,...More

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DanielleM1804, Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you Maria, what a lovely review - I am glad you enjoyed your visit, we will hopefully see you back here soon.

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

Old Moor is always worth a visit for the walks around the scrapes and the reedbeds. But it is also a reliable spot to see some nationally rare species. Close to the visitor centre you often see Bullfinch, Tree Sparrow and Stock Dove. And on...More

Thank Andre H
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DanielleM1804, Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2018

Hi Andre, Glad you had a lovely day here at RSPB Old Moor, and thanks for the review. We do get some pretty spectacular species on our reserve, Red our resident peregrine falcon, named so due to the ring ring on her leg, has been...More

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Reviewed February 16, 2018

Well signposted from M1 - some of the RSPB reserves are not so well signed. Very helpful in Reception and showed us the best places for a walk. A lot of really good work has been done to make this a lovely spot for birds...More

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DanielleM1804, Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2018

Thank you Barbaravinger, glad you had a nice day out and we will look forward to seeing you in the future. - The Old Moor team

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

As we are local, we often find ourselves 'calling in' even for a short time, which usually means we stay longer! There is always lots to see, of the feathered variety, and the staff are really helpful and willing to share their knowledge. We certainly...More

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DanielleM1804, Manager at RSPB Old Moor, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2018

Thank you Stallard2013, it's great to hear back from our visitors!

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Reviewed December 31, 2017

Old Moor is always worth a visit as there is so much to see and do. The shop is well stocked and the cafe a gem! RSPB members get in for free and the centre offers a range of themed events and special days depending...More

2  Thank Nikkinounou
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Reviewed December 23, 2017

Whether you're an expert or beginner the RSPB team will help you make the most of your visit. The reserve is being specially developed to attract the Bittern but as well as this there is always a great variety of birds to be seen throughout...More

2  Thank Paul G
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

My husband and I took up bird watching during the summer. We are RSPB members and visit at least once a week. The bird watching never disappoints, we really enjoy visiting. The food is good in the cafe and staff are always friendly and on...More

1  Thank Linda W
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

A well presented, friendly cafe serving delicious uncomplicated food from teas and coffee through to a full 3 course meal. Hot, home made and well presented at very reasonable prices.

1  Thank Barry E
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I'm not sure, we didn't see anyone with a dog whilst we were there.
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Hi, We have two meeting rooms in the main farmhouse that we hire out and the Activity Centre can be hired for Birthday parties. If you have specific requirements please email us or call the Visitor Centre on 01226 751593... More
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