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Staveley Nature Reserve

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Excellent walk

A great place to visit with anyone. It is a level walk, there are different routes to take... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Vivien W
Tranquil place

Lovely walks round the nature reserve with a few hides to get a closer look at wildlife across the... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Minskip Road, Boroughbridge HG5 9LQ, England
+44 1904 659570
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All reviews east lagoon yorkshire wildlife bird watching lots of wild life only downside red kites disabled visitors a small car park barn owl few times lovely afternoon hide otters vines paths trust viewing
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

A great place to visit with anyone. It is a level walk, there are different routes to take depending upon time and stamina. The viewing building is a great place to take photos or a break.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Vivien W
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Lovely walks round the nature reserve with a few hides to get a closer look at wildlife across the water. Unfortunately we didn’t take our binoculars but the walk on a sunny day was pleasant. Car park is small but free, though if full you...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank bookedanotherholiday
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A great find. You don’t need to park in the small car park, you can park anywhere in the village. Maps of the reserve are situated frequently along the paths. Good hides for closer viewing. The damsel flies and dragonflies were AMAZING!!!! Lots of different...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Our first visit here and a lovely 4 mile walk, could have done with a bigger car park today as it was full from early morning, ideal family venue.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Lakesholly
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Amazing, well kept, some beautiful wildlife and greenery. One of our favourite spots. Would recommend for couples, singles, kids, anyone really.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank tomhowson
Reviewed 23 February 2018

We took our seven year old grandson for his first visit to a nature reserve and it was a brilliant experience. Weather was cold but clear and a little sun. Aim was to see 15 different species of bird on the day and we saw...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank paulnpat
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Wonderful Reserve to spend a peaceful afternoon. At the East Lagoon hide there are bird feeders which encourage lots of birds- we saw Tree Sparrows, Long Tailed Tits, a Greater Spotted Woodpecker, Chaffinches, Great Tits, Blue Tits and Coal Tits. A Water Rail was pecking...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BarbaraJ2454
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This Reserve is a joy to visit! Easy strolling and lots of birds to see. The hides are great and there is opportunity to glimpse so much wildlife. A first for us - spotting a kingfisher diving for fish and returning to the same branch...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank surfiegirl
Reviewed 31 January 2018

From the reviews on here, a popular place for birdwatchers but not for many others. A new acquisition by YWT and it is a crime that another natural habitat has been adopted, and developed. Watch this space. No dogs allowed.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank patbean
Reviewed 2 January 2018

This nature reserve operated by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, is a short distance off the main Knaresborough to Boroughbridge road and is therefore relatively quiet but easily accessible. It has a small car park with overflow arrangements nearby. Because the location does not normally attract...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Chris H
19 August 2017|
Response from Janet H | Reviewed this property |
We saw plenty of people walking dogs while we were there.