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Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve

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Hidden gem

After some difficult we found this near where we were staying. Some lovely walking with... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Nice place to visit even if you're not a bird watcher

An enjoyable excursion from Canterbury, and easy to access. Clearly very popular with bird... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
London, United Kingdom
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Stodmarsh Road | Canterbury, Stodmarsh, England
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

After some difficult we found this near where we were staying. Some lovely walking with birdwatching and seeing wildlife. Well worth looking up. Ways in in Stidmarsh, near the pub. Also by the Grove Ferry pub at the other end of the reserve. Good bird...More

Thank bazzer1949
Reviewed 24 August 2018

An enjoyable excursion from Canterbury, and easy to access. Clearly very popular with bird watchers, but it's an enjoyable walk for everyone, and very peaceful I took the bus to Upstreet (lots of routes go here, 8, 8A, 8X and 9 from memory) which is...More

Thank MikeC1629
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This place is a hidden gem. Literally ! It sits in a valley that is remote except that it's not. Canterbury is only 6 miles away. The walks through the reserve vary in length. We took the 3 mile walk that borders the river Stour...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 28 July 2018

Visited on one of the hottest days of the year, mid-week, and (animals aside) almost seemed to have the place to myself. I saw only two other people whilst I was there (for around 6 hours). Don't expect lots of facilities, although there are toilets...More

Thank AndyBeerdrinker
Reviewed 15 July 2018

A great place to visit at any time of the year. Great for Marsh Harriers, Grebe, Moorhen and Coot and so much more. On my first visit a Bearded Reedling was the highlight - beautiful birds.

Thank CarolineM4590
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful walk in wonderful weather Well maintained & looked after Enjoyed the walk around the reserve and spotting the wildlife 😊

Thank Amy J
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Tried to visit this nature reserve recently and couldnt find it .Drove into someone front garden\farm .Ended up surrounded by a million sheep. Took 20 mins to get back out.Gave up and went home.

Thank Georgia-Lisa
Reviewed 4 May 2018

This was our first visit to this well managed nature reserve and had a thoroughly enjoyable walk from the Stodmarsh carpark to Grove Ferry.

Thank Food2share
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely walk there today. We hadn’t visited for some time and there has clearly been some improvements to the paths and signage and the loos! Saw a bittern, lots of snipe and the usual list of ducks and small birds plus loads...More

Thank Planethayley
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

A very well managed nature reserve, we went to watch the cormorants fly back in to roost ... amazing sight

Thank Debbie M
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24 April 2017|
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Response from Christian S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, In fact there are two car parks you can use. The one in Stodmarsh itself, which is the nearest one to the lakes. But you can also use the car park at the Grove Fery Inn, near the Grove Ferry Picnic site at Upstreet... More
21 August 2016|
Response from Newfly |
Just found the answer myself...thanks