Fully accessible nature paths through stunning, safe wetland habitat. Pockets of woodland and wildflower meadows.
The ponds provide a home for newts, frogs and whirligig beetles. The meadows during summer are full of butterflies and abuzz with insects on warm afternoons.
There is a visitor centre and plenty of parking available.
Members of the Wildlife Trust – Free
Family £11 (two adults & up to four under 16’s)
Covid19 Update: Open 10am-5pm (Takeaway cafe open until 4pm) and there is a one way system in place. Toilets are now open. No dogs or bikes allowed. Please wear face coverings when inside the centre. Contactless payments only.
Situated on the left bank of the River Don, you can park just off the road on Nursery Lane, next to the river and walk along the towpath to the nature reserve. The towpath is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.
A mix of habitats, open water and riverside water meadows, woodland, hedgerows. Within easy reach of Denaby and Mexbrorough. You might see Kingfishers, goosander and orchids. There are also cattle grazing and sheep in the meadows.
A footpath around the lake passes two bird hides and a viewing screen to look over the lake.
Car parking available on Pastures Road. Open at all times, free of charge.
A year round accessible place to see wildlife, with lovely walks and an adventure playground. There are a wide range of habitats including reedbeds, lakes, hedgerows, meadowns and wet grassland. You might see a Kingfisher, Barn Owl, Bittern or Avocet. See a review of the Toddler Trail by a Mumbler here.
Covid19 Update: We are delighted to have reopened our car park, some trails, some hides and toilets 9.30am-4pm. The shop, cafe, visitor centre and some hides remain closed for now. The capacity in the car park is reduced and there is a one way system on the paths that are open.