GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blacktoft Sands RSPB Nature Reserve - Goole

2 miles (4 km)

Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty RSPB nature reserve. The reserve is located at the confluence of the River Ouse and River Trent, a few miles east of Goole. It is known for its wetland breeding birds, includingmarsh harrier,bittern, kestrels, avocetsandbearded tit.
The site has some nice grassy public footpaths to follow to a number of bird hides. There's lots of pretty lakes and a visitor centre with lots of information and facilities.
In Goole you can pick up the Trans Pennine Trail and enjoy riverside trails along the northern side of the River Ouse. The Howden 20 can also be picked up here and followed to the impressive Howden Minster in the nearby market town.


DN14 8HR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Blacktoft Sands OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blacktoft Sands Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Blacktoft Sands - View from the Xerox Hide - - 1740843

Blacktoft Sands. View from the Xerox Hide

Blacktoft Sands RSPB reserve with Ship

Blacktoft Sands RSPB reserve with Ship

Blacktoft Sands RSPB Reserve - - 1742115

Turn right for the Ousefleet Hide.

Blacktoft Sands footpaths - - 843688

Blacktoft Sands footpaths. The well-defined footpath running straight ahead connects the flood embankment with Townend Causeway.

Black-tailed godwit and avocet - - 2423008

Black-tailed godwit and avocet

RSPB reserve reception - - 2015452

RSPB reserve reception

Blacktoft Jetty - - 635693

Looking west along the north bank of the River Ouse near Pier House, Blacktoft. The original 470ft long jetty was built between 1873 and 1881 by the Aire & Calder Navigation Company to provide a stopover for those vessels which required two high tides to travel from Hull to Goole. It was used by the paddle steamers of the Humber Steam Packet Service until about 1920, and later the local Hope & Anchor pub became well known to foreign sailors from as far away as Copenhagen and St Petersburg.

Lagoon at Blacktoft RSPB Reserve - - 2423255

Lagoon at the reserve in spring


GPS Files

GPX File

Blacktoft Sands.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Blacktoft Sands.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)