Wilder Kent Safari - Oare Marshes

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Louise Matthews

Wilder Kent Safari - Oare Marshes

Location: Oare Marshes Local Nature Reserve, Oare Marshes Nature Reserve, Church Road, Oare Faversham, Kent ME13 0QA, UK, Faversham, Kent, ME13 0QA,
Join us on a walking tour of Oare Marshes with a knowledgeable guide, and find out how the reserve is being managed for wildlife.

Event details

Meeting point

Meet at the well, just next to the main car park.


10:00am - 12:30pm
A static map of Wilder Kent Safari - Oare Marshes

About the event

The atmospheric Oare Marshes are an important habitat for overwintering and breeding wetland birds, and are of international significance. Discover how the resident cattle are helping to create habitats for a wide range of species, and the benefits of the reserve’s mix of grazing marsh, reedbed and saltmarsh. You’ll notice the remains of Oare’s past as part of the gunpowder industry, and consider its future as you see the evidence of rising sea levels.

Please note that whilst Oare Marshes is known for its birds and you are likely to spot many during your walk, bird identification is not the primary focus of this safari.

Tours will last approximately 2.5 hours and most of the time will be spent walking on rough terrain, therefore a reasonable level of fitness is required. Ensure you wear appropriate footwear (during periods of wet weather waterproof footwear is advisable) and clothing for the weather conditions. There are no toilets or refreshments available on site.

Parking charges apply at the Oare Marshes car park but this is included with your safari ticket if you book at least 72 hours in advance. To receive free parking you must email the correct number plate of the car you will be using to parkingcharges@kentwildlife.org.uk at least 72 hours before the event start time. Please include the date of the event you have booked and the name the booking was made in as part of your email. If you are booking within 72 hours of the event, or do not confirm your number plate by this time, you will need to pay for parking on the day.

For further information, please visit the safaris page of the Kent Wildlife Trust website. https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/safaris




Suitable for

Adults, Beginners

Know before you go


No dogs permitted

Wheelchair access

The tour route can be adapted for wheelchair users, please contact us to discuss this before booking

What to bring

Ensure you wear suitable clothing for the weather conditions and sturdy footwear. Waterproof footwear is recommended during periods of wet weather.

There are no refreshments available onsite.

Parking information

Parking charges included if you email your number plate to parkingcharges@kentwildlife.org.uk at least 72 hours before the event

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