DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Last November my mum finally took me to Donna Nook Nature Reserve to witness the hundreds of newborn seal pups on the beach.

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

It was the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. All the Mum Seals lazing around, with pups of various sizes having a nosy at all their human visitors. You can’t help but laugh when you see them boppin’ along on their bellies to get to each other. The thinner pups are probably only a day or so old if that, where as the chubbier ones are older as they’ve had more time to feed. The mums stay there to nurse for a few weeks, not eating themselves then will head back to sea and the pups will fend for themselves.

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Two lil babies admiring each other ❤

As you can see a double fence does stop humans from getting too close, if you were to pet a seal pup it’s mum would more than likely disown it.

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

Julia Beaumont DONNA NOOK SEAL RESERVE Travel UK  Wildlife Seal Nature Reserve Donna Nook

It’s definitely worth a trip to the coast if you’re in the North to witness this amazing seal birth pilgrimage. Mid-November is when the births reach their peak, there was over 1000 babies when I went. Oh and you certainly need to wrap warm, the wind from the sea is absolutely freezing.

Visit their website for more information on the seals and directions by clicking here.

 

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