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Elmley National Nature Reserve

Kingshill Farm | Elmley, Sheerness ME12 3RW, England
+44 1795 664896
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Sheerness
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Had a very nice trip out to Elmely and had a close encounter of the a not so sweet guy in a car who really got his feathers in a knot. After pulling into a parking slot we stepped out of the car briefly onto the road which by the way is a public footpath to be told in a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I wanted a tranquil few nights away from the city and that's exactly what we got! Elmley is run by a lovely couple who were extremely accommodating and so friendly! Our hut was amazing and the view was awesome! We couldn't of asked for anything more from a holiday in the UK! A perfect getaway and we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great place to view the many birds that live and visit the north Kent marshes , even the 2 mile drive to the car park you can spot various birds and wildlife just mind the cows though . Recent addition to the reserve is 3 shepherds huts which you can book to stay in over night and i myself cant... More

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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The church is a must to visit and then a nice glass of wine in the Harty Ferry inn where the views across the Swale are breathtaking.

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Isle of Sheppey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fantastic selection of wild life for very little effort, especially birds, great for the not so mobile birdwatcher!

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely area of farmland, marsh, ditches, river and ponds. The bird life is excellent. There are 4 hides though the spitend hide is a long walk and at the time of day and year there was very little about. The reserve itself is a mile walk from the carpal but bird watchers will have plenty to occupy themselves with en... More

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Elmley NNR is a wonderful bird reserve. The long drive up to the farm is full of waders, too numerous to mention. You can stop almost anywhere and watch, birds, hares and anything else you can see. Great for photography. When you get to the car park, there public loos, which is handy if you walk out to any of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is a great little place hidden on the island which is definitely worth visiting. Saw some fantastic wildlife on the drive up to the main car park and some amazing scenery when arrived. You feel like you are in the middle of no where, wish I could of walked further but the young kids were getting tired. Well worth... More

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Minster on Sea
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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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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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