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Oare Marshes Nature Reserve

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I love this space to run and enjoy the fresh air. Lots of wildlife and great views of the estuary... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Marie H
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A little piece of paradise...

Beautiful, serene and despite being well used, this unspoiled wetland on the edge of the Swale... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Boughton-under-Blean, United Kingdom
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“isle of sheppey”(12 reviews)
“car park”(15 reviews)
“bird life”(9 reviews)
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Church Road | Harty Ferry, Oare, Faversham ME13 0QA, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

I love this space to run and enjoy the fresh air. Lots of wildlife and great views of the estuary. Peaceful whilst popular and friendly

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Marie H
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful, serene and despite being well used, this unspoiled wetland on the edge of the Swale separating Faversham from the isle of Sheppey, always seems tranquil. Populated by twitchers, walkers and water gatherers (the natural spring rising from the pump head well seems to attract...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

A great way to relax after a hard days work. Plenty of birds to see and hides to use. The wildlife and plants are all year round of interest

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SteveT2083
Reviewed 25 October 2018

After driving Miles along small lanes to try and fin the Marshes there is No Car Park or at least none we could find and the lanes are too narrow to park up ... disappointing

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank John A
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Were blessed with excellent weather which helped. Saw many types of waders, especially black tailed Godwits, and great to see so many Golden Plover. Seals on a bar out at sea, and excellent well water to finish off with!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KathrynBW1994
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant afternoon stroll. Beautiful scenery with plenty of wildlife on view. I would recommend wearing good walking shoes or boots as the ground is uneven for much of the time.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ianlanceley
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Oare Marshes where many wetland birds are seen. The road there is a single lane road with limited parking which was pretty busy with Bird Watchers set up along the road with their Spotting Scopes. We found a parking space and went for a short...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank WW_Traveller023
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Great place to spend a couple of hours whether you're into wildlife or not. Free parking and good footpaths, just be prepared for strong breezes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KGMarden
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Love it here and so does the dog So lucky to have this beautiful place on our doorstep Favourite place for twitchers but they share the marshes with everyone and all to enjoy Like it best when you can see over to Whitstable and to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Great for dogs and fantastic views. We go there regularly and it is one of our favourite places to walk

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank colmlorcankeegan
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Caroline P
18 November 2017|
Response from 192Rob | Reviewed this property |
I would look at the Kent Ornithological Society website which gives you details of recent bird sightings. A pair of pintails were observed on October 23rd 2017, but as with all bird watching it is the time of day and the... More
Gon F
7 September 2015|
Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I've no idea myself!