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Grazing animalsHorses and cattle
Circular paths, some areas are muddy and uneven.There are gates, with mixed surfaces and steep parts on public footpath.
Not Wheelchair accessible. Circular paths, some areas are muddy and uneven.There are gates, with mixed surfaces and steep parts on public footpath.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitJanuary to February, May to June
About the reserve
This reserve on the flood plain of the River Medway contains a superb range of wetland habitats with tidal brackish reedbeds, freshwater marsh, marshy grassland, scrub, woodland, freshwater and saline dykes, this reserve is very important for birds. The reedbeds, scrub and woodland provide suitable nesting sites for reed bunting, reed & sedge warblers, and nightingales. A variety of plant species are found on the reserve, including marsh-mallow, early and southern marsh-orchid.