RSPB Blacktoft Sands Nature Reserve

Type:Nature Reserve

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A pond at Blacktoft Sands Nature Reserve, East Yorkshire.

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Hiding 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.

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Guide Prices

Adults: £4.00
Children: £1.00
RSPB members and Wex members free entry.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for visually impaired
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Picnic site


  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      By Road:
      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.

      Nr Ousefleet, Goole, DN14 8HL
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      Tel01405 704665


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      Opening Times

      * Opening Times
      Reserve is open all year round 09:00 until 21:00 (or dusk if earlier).
      The reception hut open daily from 09:00 until 17:00, April to October or at weekends from 09:00 until 16:00, November to March.

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