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Elmley Marshes Nature Reserve

Swale

Type:Nature Reserve

Kingshill Farm, Elmley, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 3RW

Tel: +44 01795 665969

Elmley Marshes Nature Reserve

About

The windswept marshes inhabited by many breeding wetland birds, marsh frogs, insects and aquatic plants. The best time for visiting is early winter through to late spring.

The reserve attracts ducks, geese and wading birds. Visitors can follow the 1¼ mile track to the nearest hide and a 6 mile round trip to the furthest hide. Elmley Nature Reserve is situated about half a mile from the Kingsferry Bridge and signposted from the old A249, open every day (9am -9pm, or dusk if earlier) except Tuesdays, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Disabled and elderly visitors are welcome but it may be necessary to make special arrangements. RSPB members are free, non members are asked to leave a donation in the collection box situated by the notice board in the car park. Facilities include parking and toilets.

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Road Directions

Situated about half a mile from Kingsferry Bridge and signposted from the old A249

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