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Important notice

Due to a site meeting, the visitor centre and café will open late Monday 22 September. The reserve will open at the usual time via a side gate and the visitor centre and café will open at 11am with a slightly reduced café menu.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. The view from the family hide is breathtaking
  2. Listen to birds in full song (especially the raucous gulls!)
  3. Take a circular walk and enjoy the wonders of Warbler Way

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Stroll round the wildflower meadow in full bloom
  2. Watch sand martins swooping into their new home
  3. Take a picnic to the water’s edge and delight at dragonflies up close and personal!

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Watch thousands of wading birds take to the sky
  2. Listen for the whistle and hoot of winter wildfowl returning
  3. Old Moor bursts into autumnal colour with wild fruit and copper leaves

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Small farmland birds come close in search of food
  2. Warm up with a steaming bowl of winter soup
  3. Brace those frosty mornings to see wildfowl in their best plumage

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  • Cormorant.
  • Juvenile swans
  • Hobby looking at the hide.
  • Hobby and crows
  • Could anyone identify this for me please?
  • Not a kestrel
  • Kingfisher, male.
  • After the rain

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Map of Old Moor and the Dearne Valley

Map of Old Moor and the Dearne Valley

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Date: 4 April 2014


WildSquare Bingo

WildSquare Bingo

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Date: 21 June 2010


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