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Oare Marshes Nature Reserve

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Great spot for walks and wildlife watching on the Kent coast

Oare Marshes is a great nature reserve to visit in summer with plenty of butterflies, dragonflies... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Free Entry, Free Parking and Loads of Free Birds to see

This Kent Wildlife Trust reserve is just outside Faversham in Kent. The last bit of the drive in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Church Road | Harty Ferry, Oare, Faversham ME13 0QA, England
+44 1622 662012
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Oare Marshes is a great nature reserve to visit in summer with plenty of butterflies, dragonflies and of course birds. When we visited last week on an exceptionally hot day there was some relief from the heat walking along the sea wall in the breeze....More

Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Kent Wildlife Trust reserve is just outside Faversham in Kent. The last bit of the drive in is along narrow bumpy roads but it is well worth it. If you are a birder, then this is for you. Loads of birds and often very...More

1  Thank mark v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place for a short circular walk of 1 to 3 miles, by the sea and amongst some stunning scenery and bird like. Popular with walkers, dog walkers and birders alike, just a relaxing place to visit and spend time.

2  Thank Steve A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very beautiful place to wander around on a sunny Sunday morning! We are not birdwatchers but there were plenty there enjoying the reserve. The only issue was the very narrow road to get there and not much parking. It's not very well signposted so I...More

1  Thank AMNBanbury
Reviewed 10 July 2018

If you like birding made easy this is the place for you. This area of marshland features a couple of 'floods' areas of open shallow water much favoured by waders, wildfowl and other waterside birds. Almost uniquely you can view the best bit of the...More

Thank grumpyoldbirder
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Off the cuff visit, lovely day, plenty of birds to see and an easy stroll round the reserve, parking near by and a couple of nice pubs for lunch in Oare

Thank Tony A
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Don't be put off if you are not a hiker or bird watcher just go down and have a stroll the views are epic and the walk only took about 30-45 mins.

Thank MissBoots82
Reviewed 28 June 2018

....Affording delightful views of the isle of Sheppy from the Kent Mainland. But before setting out for a bracing walk along Oare Creek(the air here is truly invigorating),visit 'The Victory Inn' at the end of the creek.You have the choice between two Pubs....We always select...More

Thank _p_g_frayne2
Reviewed 3 May 2018

First came here as a small boy many moons ago. Still go there, nothing has changed, except my wrinkly body. Always interesting, always find stuff I cann't believe i had missed before and now attempting to get my great grandson interested. Life does exist beyond...More

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This is a beautiful place to go with lovely walks and lots of different birds to identify. Wrap up warm though and wear sensible footwear. Today a friend and I parked one car in Conyer, drove back to Oare and walked back to Conyer where...More

1  Thank blossom43
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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!