SOUTH YORKSHIRE (Doncaster, Bentley), (Compass)
00o00´/00o00´ ha m former flood plain, mix of woodland, waterways and ponds and pasture
Best Time for visit (November 1983 on)
Birding Site Guide
Thorpe Marsh is a low lying flat area that was formerly part of the large River Don flood plain. It was drained and turned to farmland and Thorpe Marsh power station, which is now disused, was built. The land around the cooling towers which provided the water were made into a reserve, and this regularly watched place turns up some good rarities, with birds following the River Don being attrached over. There were 3 hides, more may have been built. The reseve is situated between Stainforth and Bentley just off the main road.
A total of -- species of mammals.
There are -- recorded species of amphibians and reptiles.