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Pictures of Donna Nook

in the county of Lincolnshire
Grey Seal pup at Donna Nook

About Donna Nook

This place takes its name from a ship once wrecked on its desolate shore. When the tide recedes the sea disappears from view beyond the muddy flats and banks of sand.

The area was once known as an RAF bombing range, but now it is best known as a breeding ground for common and grey seals who breed far out on the flats. The seal colony here as been establishing itself since the 1970's, they seem unhindered by the noise and appear not to be bothered by the public interest. A lot of their time is spent at sea hunting, and unlike Wales were breeding starts in September, at Donna Nook breeding begins in November. This is a safe beach with the best survival rate for seal pups in the British Isles.

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A picture of Humberston

Humberston (5 Pictures) in the county of Lincolnshire

(8.0 miles, 12.9 km, direction NW of Donna Nook)

This is a typical North East Lincolnshire Wolds town. It is also a coastal resort town with chalet parks reminiscent of the 1950's...

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Cleethorpes (74 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(9.0 miles, 14.5 km, direction NW of Donna Nook)

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Louth (110 Pictures) a Historic Market Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(9.6 miles, 15.4 km, direction SW of Donna Nook)

Louth is a lively and interesting market town whose cattle have now been replaced with other industries and the good townspeople who for centuries were engaged in agriculture, are these days employed in business and commerce...

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Mablethorpe (78 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(10.2 miles, 16.5 km, direction SE of Donna Nook)

So settled is this coastal town that it is difficult to imagine that the Middle Ages saw the first parish of Mablethorpe swallowed up by the sea...

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Grimsby (58 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Lincolnshire

(10.9 miles, 17.5 km, direction NW of Donna Nook)

The Grimsby of today is in stark contrast to the days when its fleet numbered more than 700 sea going fishing vessel's, and even more with the time when it was under the rule of invading Danes...

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Mablethorpe Animal Gardens (15 Pictures)

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Claythorpe Water Mill & Wildfowl Gardens (2 Pictures)

(12.4 miles, 19.9 km, direction S)

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Harrington Hall (1 Pictures)

(17.4 miles, 28.0 km, direction S)

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Fantasy Island (22 Pictures)

(21.1 miles, 34.0 km, direction SE)


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Thornton Abbey (45 Pictures)

(22.7 miles, 36.5 km, direction NW)

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