East Yorkshire and Derwent Area Ramblers

walking to protect our local countryside

A coach ramble appealing to all - visiting Lincolnshire's coastline; watching seals; having a short walk and ending with a super afternoon tea.

This was the planned day for 57 members on Pocklington's coach ramble arriving at Donna Nook Nature Reserve.  A cool northerly breeze, sunshine and a very blue sky was most welcome. Walking over sand dunes towards the viewing area, cries from seals could be heard before they came into sight. And what a sight! Hundreds of bulls and cows of all sizes with their new pups occupied the beach as far as the eye could see. Movement, sounds and interaction between seal pups and parents kept watchers transfixed and cameras in non stop operation.

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and for an actual birth

Getting cool after 30 minutes viewing, the group split into two parties and took a 4 mile brisk walk around the coastal embankments, stopping for lunch before resuming seal watching.

What better way to conclude an enjoyable day than to stop off at The Humber Royal Hotel for afternoon refreshments comprising sparkling wine, sandwiches, scones, cakes with tea/coffee.


An interesting and splendid day out was had by all.