Wombwell Ings is an open site with views to the village of Darfield. Horses graze the grassland here, whilst the main pool is usually full of wildfowl and wading birds. With a footpath circling the reserve, it's the perfect place for a walk at any time of year. Please keep to the outside of the bank to avoid disturbing the wildlife.
There is a hide on the south side of the reserve with views of the main flash. It also looks back over the Garganey Trust's excellent Broomhill Flash nature reserve.
Dogs are welcome on the rights of way but please do not let them stray from the path.
Please keep your dog under close control at all times, due to the sensitive wildlife, habitats and grazing horses here. We know that the countryside is a dog walking paradise. It’s important to remember the special surroundings here are wonderful havens for rare wildlife too. Even if dogs are very well behaved, wildlife and livestock can easily become startled by a loose dog they perceive as a predator.
Disturbing wildlife does more than simply causing it to move away; it uses up their energy, decreasing their chance of survival regardless of season. Thank you for protecting the special wildlife here by keeping your dog under close control at Wombwell Ings.
The reserve is a short drive from our parent site Old Moor - please visit Dearne Valley - Old Moor for further details.