Potteric Carr Nature Reserve Walk

in Doncaster in South Yorkshire

This is a glorious walk amongst nature. Potteric Carr Nature Reserve is a beautiful area of wetland, just near Doncaster, with woodland and wildlife that is a joy to explore. Discover the marvel of nature on this 4-mile trail around the nature reserve.

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The Route

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  • Start Point: Potteric Carr Visitor Centre, Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB
  • Finish Point: Potteric Carr Visitor Centre, Mallard Way, Doncaster DN4 8DB
  • Distance: 4 Miles

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The nature reserve is an oasis of nature that is nestled between a busy main road and a railway line, not too far from inner Doncaster. You will forget about all of the industry in the surroundings once you are in and exploring.

There is a small fee to enter the reserve. The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will give you a great briefing to help you on your way along the trail.

This walk covers a 4-mile figure of eight around much of the reserve, taking in the marshes and through the meadows and woodland. There are, of course, shorter routes as well for those with little ones or those that maybe do not have as long to explore.

You can get a route map at the entry kiosk which explains the differing routes and what to expect. On the routes, there are plenty of colour-coordinated signs to keep you on track.

From the kiosk, follow the red route off to the right and wandered through the glorious woodland before coming across the first of many great hides, where you can watch the birds and nature on the water.

The path then passes through tall grass meadows, full of colour, before heading out for a full circuit of one of the larger marshes. There are more hides dotted all along that are great for bird spotters and nature lovers alike.

Along the paths, you are surrounded by dragonflies and the dazzling blue damselflies going about their business in great number.

It is so peaceful all the way around. You would not believe how close to the city you are, nor how close to a main road.

It is a fabulous walk for all standards and ages.

Related Accommodation

The accommodation below is nearby - and has been updated recently.

Primelodge Doncaster

Ten Pound Walk, Doncaster, DN4 5HX, United Kingdom

Beverley Inn & Hotel

117 Thorne Road, Edenthorpe, Edenthorpe, DN3 2JE, United Kingdom

Mercure Barnsley Tankersley Manor Hotel

Church Lane, Tankersley, Barnsley, S75 3DQ, United Kingdom

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