Reserves & Observatories

Donna Nook

Donna Nook, Louth

Spanning over ten kilometres of coastline from Grainthorpe Haven in the north to Saltfleet in the south. Donna Nook borders Saltfleetby - Theddlethorpe National Reserve and is an important landscape for grey seals, various bird species and plant communities.

  • Cafe / Tea Room
  • Parking
  • Accessible
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

See annual wildlife spectacle, birthplace of grey seal pups

Donna Nook is a treasured landscape in the UK with Britain being home to 40% of the world’s grey seal population. Grey seals return to Donna Nook every November-December to give birth to their pups near the sand dunes.

Donna Nook is also a vital habitat for 47 regular visiting bird species, over 250 migrant bird breeds and a multitude of interesting plants. Look out for moorhens, coots and meadow pipits regularly on site plus seasonal redshank, lapwing and tern.

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Donna Nook National Nature Reserve

Marsh Lane

Donna Nook


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