Donna Nook


Donna Nook
Donna Nook Grey Seals
Donna Nook Fenceline November 2007
Overview of Donna Nook
Salt marsh

Donna Nook is a bombing range on the coast of Lincolnshire, England, north of the village of North Somercotes. The area is salt marsh, and is used by a number of Royal Air Force bases in Lincolnshire for bombing practice. The site was also made available to commercial organisations such as BMARC for firing tests. Wildlife seem to have become accustomed to regular aircraft bombing.[says who?]

The coastline is managed by the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust as a nature reserve. The Grey Seal population return to breed from October to December every year. In 2007, the seal colony had its best breeding season on record, with about 1,194 pups born to the 3,500 resident grey seal colony. A controversial[says who?] double wooden fence was erected in 2007 to stop people touching the new born pups.

The reserve, staffed by volunteer wardens, is accessible to the public. Media coverage of Donna Nook has led to a big increase in visitor numbers; it was visited by about 43,000 people in 2006. Surplus money collected through sales is used to further support the protection of seals.

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Coordinates: 53°28′29″N 0°09′06″E / 53.47464°N 0.15163°E / 53.47464; 0.15163


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