Donna Nook SEALS and Wildlife Sanctuary, Nature Reserve
Also Donna Nook Bombing range
The bombing range first opened up in 1926 with three bombing targets including one which was illuminated for night time bombing practice. The range closed in 1946 but was re-opened in 1976 when RAF Theddlethorpe was closed due to complaints from those living nearby.
RAF Donna Nook is still used as an Air Weapons Range by UK, USAFE & NATO users and since 2008 has been administered by Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO), formerly Defence Training Estates (DTE).
However, Between Mid October and late December, thousands of seals arrive at Donna Nook to give birth to their pups.
21/12/2019 – Total pups born 2,186. A 5.4% increase on last year.