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Elmley National Nature Reserve

Kingshill Farm | Elmley, Sheerness ME12 3RW, England
+44 1795 664896
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Ranked #3 of 5 attractions in Sheerness
Owner description: £5 Per car. Or join Friends of Elmley £20 a year. Elmley is a huge National Nature Reserve renowned for wildlife. At Elmley you are likely to see... more » Owner description: £5 Per car. Or join Friends of Elmley £20 a year. Elmley is a huge National Nature Reserve renowned for wildlife. At Elmley you are likely to see water birds wading in the ponds, magnificent birds of prey soaring above, hares bounding across the meadows, as well as a butterflies, dragonflies and bees exploring the waterways and wildflowers. If you're lucky you might spot a watervole hiding among the reeds or a grass-snake basking by the ponds. Elmley is also crammed full of heritage and history: Discover the house where King James II was imprisoned in 1688, the remains of a Victorian village and the marshes that inspired Dickens' Great Expectations.The traditional Kentish barn is available for hire for weddings and events.Escape to Elmley, only one hour from London, and enjoy walking, bird watching, photography or simply relaxing in the magnificent scenery. « less
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Minster on Sea
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We come down here quite a lot to drive along the track to the carpark at the end, often bringing friends and elderly relatives. Best time is at dusk but whatever the time there is always something to see, from the hare that run and play at the far end of the track, to the egrets, herons, lapwings and many... More

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Medway
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

After the thunderstorms kept me awake through the night, bu 4am today I had had enough. I packed a camera, binoculars, some cash (in case) and drove along the foreshore of the Medway and the Swale before the sun could force its way through the gloom. These days it is off the beaten track: The Bridge (that is its official... More

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Sittingbourne, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This bird reserve is where Boris wants to build an airport! Acres of marsh and grassland make it a haven for all sorts of birds, but the lapwings are magic- just by the track, and then flying off in thaer wierd and wonderful way. If you like birds, don't miss this one.

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Varied habitat = a good variety of birds. On our first visit we sat in the car on the drive out and watched a Marsh Harrier devour its prey from close range. An amazing place in winter with its 1000's of wintering ducks

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