Idle Valley Nature Reserve (Notts Wildlife Trust), Retford

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  • Great work being done. Lovely walks. Lots of different birds. Such a great place to walk your dog and to have refreshments in the great cafe afterwards  more »
  • This is a lovely nature reserve, with circular walks, and plenty of opportunities to let your dog off its lead without disturbing the wildlife. Plenty of signs as well telling you when your dog has to...  more »
  • Idle Valley is perfect for a stoll in peaceful surroundings. Perfect spot for avid bird watchers and a great little cafe in the centre with lots of additional information  more »
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  • Totally enjoyed making the most of some September sun. Great for children to run, play and learn. Very helpful staff in the cafe. Food is little overpriced but nice. Facilities are clean and looked after. Be nice to see a sheltered picnic area, as a single mum, I can't always afford to eat out. We are lucky to have this on our doorstep.
  • Fantastic place to see nature & walk , kids would love this place if they enjoy wildlife Lots to see & do. Also the visitors centre does food & drinks. There are big glass windows that face the water & the wildlife, so fantastic to look at the wildlife whilst your have your drink or food .
  • Lovely nature reserve, the visitors centre is well situated with great views of the lake area. Sadly the cafe seems to struggle when busy, would benefit from more staff or better organised. But that does t take away from 're reserve being a nice place to see nature.
  • Never been here before. Impressed by the many walks and the large area of lakes. CafĂ© looked good. Will definitely be returning.
  • We did the circular which followed the river and back down the other side. Couldn't see much due to over grown hedge rows. Lack of information and benches. Seemed to have walked further than the 5.7 miles it said. Map was useless as well. Didn't get to see the wetlands as we where knackered but will go back again another day. Centre was good.

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