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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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Address: Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
Phone Number: 01797 227 784
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Description: A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths...
A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths to explore. Habitats include saltmarsh, shingle, saline lagoons, grazing marsh and reedbed. Visit at any time of year to see a range of birds, plants and other animals, including many that are rare. Find out more by visiting the website or joining the Friends.
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Walker's heaven

Spaciousness, open skies, sea birds calling and nesting, level pathways, beach and sea. However always windy!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Spaciousness, open skies, sea birds calling and nesting, level pathways, beach and sea. However always windy!!

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We were advised to take a circular walk around the nature reserve and Camber Castle - and we certainly walked around circles! the maps were very poor and did not show the small rivers criss crossing the reservoir hence after 3 hours of walking and many fields of sheep we eventually arrived back at the car park!

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London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

If you like Dungeness you will love this.There are good flat walks through bleak landscapes, often below sea level: sheep, water, mud. There is a good circular walk including the beach that took us a couple of leisurely hours.There is an abandoned lifeboat house, derelict and decaying pill box.There are also bird hides (and birds!) Although the day was sunny... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Having parked three cars containing six adults and seven children in the free car park we had an awesome stroll along the wide and well made footpath/road to the beach. Noteworthy, straight away was that you could tackle the route on foot or on wheels very easily. Access by pushchair/wheelchair seemed a breeze. Superb views of the nature reserve and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We spent a few days in Rye and one one morning walked from the free car park at Rye Harbour down to the sea. It was a misty morning and although visibility was not good the experience was still exhilarating, and well worth the effort. The nature reserve is managed to let the wildlife have the best possible habitat in... More 

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Kent
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17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We took our two granchidren here during the Easter holidays. There is a huge free car oark with toilets! After having our picnic we walked down to the beach. We stopped at the bird hide and to our delight saw two avocets. Our grandchldren of 2 and 5 absolutely loved it. There were photos of the birds in the hide.... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

We walked from Rye to the harbour, start of the nature walk, which took approx. 45mins. It's not the nicest walks but is direct if you want to extend the walk. The nature walk itself is approx. 1.45hrs, small loop, which is a nice tranquil walk in the sun. Not the most stunning of walks but it takes in some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We had a lovely walk across to Camber Castle along paths, over little wooden bridges, beside lakes, along the beach. We saw a huge variety of birds. We sat in a hide for quite a while watching the building of nests. We didn't go for the bird watching but enjoyed it nonetheless, especially seeing swans taking off and landing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

If you lost a little teddy bear on the walk to the beach on Easter Day - we picked him up and took him to the nature reserve hut.

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DAGENHAM
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Lovely peaceful walk around the reserve Windy but it was march large amount of birds to see and great place to de-stress and just enjoy each others company Free as well

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