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Nosterfield Nature Reserve

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Nosterfield Quarry Moor Lane, West Tanfield DL8 2QZ, England
+44 1765 602832
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Nothing Special

Another 'created' area for our native wildlife to be disturbed. Dogs should not be allowed on this... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2018
patbean
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

This is a relatively new site but one that has been developed in a clever way. The hides are... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2016
mrsmon2016
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Nosterfield Local Nature Reserve is generally regarded as North Yorkshire’s premier wetland grassland site for wildlife. Breeding lapwings, redshanks and even avocets; also impressive numbers of wintering waterfowl. Over 300 species of plants, inc. orchids, thousands of cowslips and >1,500 species of insects!1,500m of footpaths. Two main bird hides connected by good disabled access. No WCs.
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31 Jan 2018
“Nothing Special”
19 Aug 2016
“Well worth a visit”
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Nosterfield Quarry Moor Lane, West Tanfield DL8 2QZ, England
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Another 'created' area for our native wildlife to be disturbed. Dogs should not be allowed on this site and any further decelopment should be questioned. Leave it be.

Thank patbean
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

This is a relatively new site but one that has been developed in a clever way. The hides are luxurious and are equipped with easy to use windows and shutters as well as sheepskin upholstered benches! The water level tends to be low at this...More

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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Great views and above all peaceful. Nearby woods also provide lovely contrast to the lakes and ponds. Many comfortable bird hides.

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

stopped by to see what is here. It is a managed site (formerly a quarry). Access is limited to viewing paths which extend along two sides of the area - I'd say so that we can look but not interfere with the birds' habitat. There...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2016

you can watch the birds from hides all over the nature reserve the car park is free and it is completely wheelchair friendly

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

I love this place, it's free, it's beautiful, and it's always got great birds. I've seen wonderful things here, cranes, osprey, red necked grebe, bitten,and lots and lots of ducks and waders. The hide benches are covered in SHEEP skin, it's a lovely walk ,...More

Thank fwaxer
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Well worth a visit. Probably the best reserve in the area. Wide range of wildfowl and waders. A cosy hide and a well made walk which would be suitable for wheelchairs.

Thank wintryguy
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

Accessed by country roads, and located just a few miles west of the A1(M), this delightful and welcoming reserve lies about hal'f a mile to the south of Nosterfield village. Ushered into a decent sized carpark by signs from the country road, the unassuming main...More

Thank mikeedeedee
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

This place is stunning from the get go, everywhere you look its stunning. The main lake is unfortunately without a lot of water but the bird and wildlife is amazing we saw so many birds of prey, sparrowhawk,buzzard, osprey and kestrel at one point 4...More

Thank Dezra D
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

I regularly visit this site to see the wide variety of wild flowers. Among my finds are Wild Basil, Common Cornsalad, Field Pansy, Cypress Spurge & Wild Strawberry. By the way it is also a good site for seeing birds...

Thank Dickydido
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Dezra D
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Response from J W | Reviewed this property |
Hi, suggest looking on website for Lower Ure Conservation Trust for full directions and much more information on what can be seen etc.
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