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Elmley National Nature Reserve

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Kingshill Farm | Elmley, Sheerness ME12 3RW, England
+44 1795 664896
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I enjoyed my stay at Elmley nature reserve, l wanted to get the feeling of getting back to basics... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Crayford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Elmley Nature Reserve

Normally a great place to visit, but ... I understand it's been an extensive dry first half to the... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2017
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Note: This is the page for day visitors to the Nature Reserve. For overnight stays in the cottage and Shepherd's Huts, there is a separate TripAdvisor page - Elmley Nature Reserve Stays. £5 Per car. Or join Friends of Elmley £20 a year. Elmley is a huge National Nature Reserve renowned for wildlife. At Elmley you are likely to see water birds wading in the ponds, magnificent birds of prey soaring above, hares bounding across the meadows, as well as a butterflies, dragonflies and bees exploring the waterways and wildflowers. If you're lucky you might spot a watervole hiding among the reeds or a grass-snake basking by the ponds. Elmley is also crammed full of heritage and history: Discover the house where King James II was imprisoned in 1688, the remains of a Victorian village and the marshes that inspired Dickens' Great Expectations.The traditional Kentish barn is available for hire for weddings and events.Escape to Elmley, only one hour from London, and enjoy walking, bird watching, photography or simply relaxing in the magnificent scenery.
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Kingshill Farm | Elmley, Sheerness ME12 3RW, England
+44 1795 664896
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at Elmley nature reserve, l wanted to get the feeling of getting back to basics, no tv, radio etc, and basic cooking. Peace and quiet, tranquillity of the place, gives you a chance to unwind and relax. Beautiful scenery right outside...More

Thank ray_pickrell
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Normally a great place to visit, but ... I understand it's been an extensive dry first half to the year, and the net outcome is that the pools have all dried up and so there are no birds to be seen from the 3 associated...More

Thank JohnOzCovUK
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We stayed in Kingshill Cottage, which was comfortable and reasonably well equipped. But the main attraction is all the wildlife. This is a beautiful place to stay.

2  Thank Andrew3point14159
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Beautiful, peaceful and relaxing location, we saw lots of birds or prey, reed warblers and buntings. We all saw a wild hare, butterflies, wading and sea birds, took our two kids aged 9 & 12, if you like a walk and enjoy wild life it's...More

Thank sar79_Lan
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Love taking the kids for a slow drive up here,espicially on a rainy day, kids love see the cows in the road, and us having to drive round them , and seeing the different birds they can spot , I believe it's one of the...More

Thank mannytourist
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We have recently stayed 2 nights here and The Ferryman hut, in particular is excellent. Bijou but all perfectly formed. Efficient owners and the walks and wildlife and a place to unwind is excellent. Few people but loads of friendly wildlife.

Thank Aldeby
Reviewed 24 June 2017

So love Elmley it is a wild and wondrous place to walk view rest and view our islands Bird life... the rangers are so helpful

Thank Libby T
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

What a great day of bird watching,from the moment you entered the reserve in your car ,you had to keep stopping to look at birds ,when you finally get to car park there's a fairly long walk to hides but plenty to see on way...More

2  Thank toomanycoffees
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This was my second visit to Elmley, the first being in late May 2015. On that occasion a dear friend, unfortunately no longer with us took me and we were both thrilled with the number of different birds we saw, I remember spotting: Lapwings, Marsh...More

2  Thank EastGrinsteadEllie
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We arrived early on a Sunday morning at around 9.00 am, straight away, as we drove to the car park, we managed to get some good photographs of various Lapwings that were scattered on each side of the narrow roadway. Once we parked up, we...More

1  Thank John M
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