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Sprotbrough Flash

South Yorkshire  >  United Kingdom

Sprotbrough Flash a Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve is a rich haven for birds and wildlife in South Yorkshire. 

Added by Martin Roper

Description

This is an SSSI sight and comprises of a body of water (Flash), ancient woodland, Grass Meadow and Magnesium Limestone bedrock, there has been a total of 190 bird species recorded here Including Great BitternCommon KingfisherOspreyPeregrine FalconCommon BuzzardWater RailTawny OwlEurasian Green WoodpeckerGreat Spotted WoodpeckerNorthern ShovelerGadwall, Cetti's WarblerLesser WhitethroatSedge WarblerEurasian Nuthatch to mention a few. The meadows are a great spot for wild Orchids and the woodland has a row of ancient Yew possibly dating back to Roman times. Other Mammals include Roe Deer, Stoat, Weasel, and Fox.

Details

Access

Best explored on foot, Sprotbrough Flash is half a mile south of Sprotbrough village. You can park just off the road on Nursery Lane next to the river, please note that this can get very busy. From here it is a two minute walk along the towpath to the nature reserve. OS Map Reference SE 53730 01502

Terrain and Habitat

Grassland, Agriculture, Reedbeds, River, Valley, Forest, Wetland, Lake

Conditions

Flat, Open landscape, Hilly

Circular trail

Yes

Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring

Route

Wide path, Narrow trail

Difficulty walking trail

Easy

Accessible by

Foot, Bicycle

Birdwatching hide / platform

Yes

Extra info

Public and permissive footpaths. The woodland is not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs. The towpath along the river Don is level and accessible for wheelchair users, although it is a fair distance to the bird hides. Both hides are wheelchair-accessible.

Birdingplaces Near

RSPB Old Moor

YWT Potteric Carr

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Map

Top 5 birds

Other birds you can see here

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