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AboutHiding on the south bank of the River Ouse where it widens to become the Humber Estuary is our magical reserve, Blacktoft Sands.
A wonderful variety of wildlife, from birds of prey like marsh harriers to mammals like hares and water voles, makes it home here. From our wheelchair-accessible hides, you can get spectacular views of them going about their business, resting, playing and raising families.
In spring, watch elegant avocets on our pools. Later in summer, look out for butterflies and dragonflies whizzing past as you stroll along our short trails.
Each season is different, and with every visit, you'll spot something new. So don't delay - plan a visit to Blacktoft Sands and see what you can find.
Groups, prior booking needed. 1 wheelchair available. Coaches only via prior group booking.
RSPB members and Wex members free entry.
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Facilities for visually impaired
- Wheelchairs available
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Free Parking
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Public toilets
- Smoking not allowed
- Regional Tourist Board Member
Map & Directions
The reserve is on the minor road off the A161 through Reedness and Ousefleet. Entrance just after Ousefleet, carpark and overspill go through main carpark to disabled parking.
By Public Transport:
Buses leave from Goole and Scunthorpe, Monday to Friday and every few hours on Saturdays, stopping opposite the reserve entrance.
The nearest railway station is Goole, which is 9 miles away.