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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
+44 7884 494982
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Great winter walk

Stunning scenery with big skies and fresh sea air. Flat surfaces perfect for cycling and walking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Birder B
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London, United Kingdom
Dog walking

On a very cold and windy day but what a beautiful place picturesque.i really enjoyed walking the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Domino M
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London, United Kingdom
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A coastal nature reserve with 5 birdwatching hides and miles of footpaths to explore. Habitats include saltmarsh, shingle, saline lagoons, grazing marsh and reedbed. Visit at any time of year to see a range of birds, plants and other animals, including many that are rare. Find out more by visiting the website or joining the Friends.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“free car park” (42 reviews)
“bird watchers” (38 reviews)
“rye harbour” (88 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning scenery with big skies and fresh sea air. Flat surfaces perfect for cycling and walking. Don't forget to take binoculars for the various bird hides with a wide range of duck and waders. The car park is free (donation recommended). Public toliets rather shabby...More

Thank Birder B
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a very cold and windy day but what a beautiful place picturesque.i really enjoyed walking the dogs here.it was a bit too cold and windy to spit any wildlife but I will be sure to return again. Please remember to leave a donation for...More

Thank Domino M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to visit to really feel at one with nature. Covering a wide expanse of land you can opt for a relatively easy circular walk or a longer option. On a cold, sunny day this is a wonderful place to walk,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cold and blustery day it was a pleasure to walk around this reserve. Some muddy areas and one stile. Plenty of birds to see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a favourite walk but today was stunning, and very popular!!! Easy parking and fabulous brunch spot nearby!!!

Thank Marilyn H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good car park with an excellent hard walk to a shingle beach with stunning views. Would recommend even for disabled or those that have a problem walking as it is a good hard footpath.

Thank Ian J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free parking in a large park. Great walk with bird hides to visit. Longer or shorter routes available. Good for wheelchairs/pushchair etc for shorter route. Bracing on a chilly day but wrap up warm and enjoy this unspoilt area.

Thank RHGH
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a beautiful place to go for a relaxing, quiet walk. It has many route options, and is pathed so free from mud. The environment is breathtaking and the beach is easily accessed too. Great place for bird watching and appreciating...More

Thank AmyCK2013
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I find this an interesting place. Great for birds but also plenty of walks of varying lengths but all flat. Our favourite is to walk around the edge from Rye harbour to winchelsea. If you visit, try to call in at the church at Rye...More

Thank smith1265
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the edge of Romney Marsh and great for bracing walks. There is surprisingly plenty of things to do. From birdwatching to checking out the WW2 pillboxes. Whilst referencing Dickens.

Thank Jimmythestory
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debsparrow
14 February 2018|
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Response from holidayshoes | Reviewed this property |
You can pretty much create the walk you want from various loops from 1, 2 or 3 hours.
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gill p
6 October 2017|
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Response from RyeHarbourNR | Property representative |
Gill, a bike is the best way to get around. The private tarmac road extends for about 5km and there are other tracks to make circular routes.
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