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Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve

#1 of 3 things to do in Stodmarsh Features Animals
Stodmarsh Road | Canterbury, Stodmarsh, England
+44 1233 812525
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Nature at its finest. Clearly marked paths Clean, litter free. Amazing hides for animal... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
becky a
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
via mobile
A real hidden gem

Wonderful place to watch birds. Many raptors and other marsh loving birds. Good hides and a very... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2017
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Stodmarsh Road | Canterbury, Stodmarsh, England
+44 1233 812525
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Nature at its finest. Clearly marked paths Clean, litter free. Amazing hides for animal watching. Just a special slice of kent..very natural habitat..really beautiful walks

Thank becky a
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Wonderful place to watch birds. Many raptors and other marsh loving birds. Good hides and a very undisturbed spot of natural countryside.

Thank Bhomian
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is truly an amazing venue for bird watchers & photographers. An abundance of wildlife can be found within this beautiful marsh area which is home to Reed Warblers, Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Kingfisher and plenty more. Also found a grass snake along with Marsh frogs....More

Thank kentcoastimages
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's the sort of place you will probably not read much about in a tourist guide, but if you're staying nearby (like we did in Ramsgate) I absolutlely recommand to do the circular walk through this wonderful nature reserve. The site is beautiful, even in...More

Thank Christian S
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Very nice place to take a country walk ,we have been in summer and winter and on both occasions have enjoyed our visit. Then back to the Red Lion for a beer , as must.

Thank tony b
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I had not been here for nearly 20 years, however I was not disappointed still a wealth of bird life to see, none of which was too taxing to identify. We only did part of the walk up to the Tower Hide where we spent...More

Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Very close to Canterbury but seems to be in the middle of nowhere, Stodmarsh National Nature Reserve is well worth a visit. Free car park and loos at Stodmarsh just a few hundred yards from a great pub the Red Lion. Walking is flat and...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Tranquil place, just the sound of crickets and the odd moorhen as well as an assortment of dragonflies and butterflies.

Thank dheisters
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Well kept and signposted reserve, surprisingly large. We saw a marsh harrier and an egret among the range of wildlife, especially birds. Nice variety of habitats from woods to riverbanks to open marshland and reedbeds, well marked paths, lots of hides and everything very accessible.

Thank nomadsteve
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A wonderful stroll to see Marsh Harriers and Cetti's Warblers followed by the best lunch in Kent at the Red Lion. Lovely Sandwich Terns too!

Thank williams2w
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23 April 2017|
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Response from Christian S | Reviewed this property |
Hello, In fact there are two car parks you can use. The one in Stodmarsh itself, which is the nearest one to the lakes. But you can also use the car park at the Grove Fery Inn, near the Grove Ferry Picnic site at Upstreet... More
21 August 2016|
Response from Newfly |
Just found the answer myself...thanks