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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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Address: Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
Phone Number: +44 1797 227784
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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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Lovely walk

Having been in Rye for the week we went to the harbour for somewhere different to walk. There is a lovely concrete path that at takes you down to the beach. There are plenty of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been in Rye for the week we went to the harbour for somewhere different to walk. There is a lovely concrete path that at takes you down to the beach. There are plenty of signs with maps in so you know which way you are going. We walked back through the reserve on the hard paths which was most... More 

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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for dog walking although our black labrador was disappointed at the lack of rabbits. Frantastic for bird watching and well maintained with super bird hides.

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Saint Mary in the Marsh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk or cycle and feel relaxed. A place to take your time, get lost in thought with great views and beautiful wildlife. When you visit take your time and let your eyes see the world.

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Thank Roman S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine place to visit if you like the wildlife viewing plus you can enjoy a lovely walk along the marshes, just make sure you wrap up warm and wear those walking boots.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent half a day walking around here watching all the amazing birds. Can get a bit blowy if the winds up but more than worth it.

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Thank SteveMeggs
Rye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful tarmac path, suitable for wheelchairs, winds down the side of the River Rother as it joins the sea. The path then runs alongside the sea towards winchelsea Beach. There are three or four hides open to the public (chair friendly) overlooking various pools of water with numerous seasonal birds in their natural habitat. Spring time is very noisy... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The marshes are a must for walking, cycling and wildfowl viewing. They sit south of Rye, west of Camber sands and the river Rother and East of Winchelsea. The land is reclaimed and has a mixture of sea and rainwater lakes. Many plant species special to the area only grow here. The marshes are bisected by various trails, some that... More 

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk between the showers! Amazing wildlife along the way with a sandy beach at the end. Completely free to visit, Will free parking too

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Camberley
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in Rye for couple of nights found the Nature Reserve on a morning walk in winter sunshine delightful. Very interesting, plenty of wildlife and varied plant life. Easy access and easy walking.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always lots to see - bird life, boats, the marshes, the sea, quirky buildings and ideal for dog walkers. Wheelchair friendly as has tarmac path. Free parking nearby too. My favourite place for a Sunday morning stroll, then off to one of Rye's great places to eat.

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