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Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

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The dog walk

This is a regular dog walking area with a car park close by. There is a surfaced route from the car... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Rye harbour

This was a get the car there and get the chairs and binoculars watch and sleep. Lots of birds in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“rye harbour”(101 reviews)
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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...more
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Harbour Road | Rye Harbour, Rye TN31 7TU, England
+44 7884 494982
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a regular dog walking area with a car park close by. There is a surfaced route from the car park out to the front with options to divert onto unmade paths for a longer walk. There is fencing around the sanctuary area obviously...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank grahampritchard2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a get the car there and get the chairs and binoculars watch and sleep. Lots of birds in and out. Plenty of beachcombers showing off their catches. It was a hot day great.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank A3303XQpaulh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We discovered Rye harbour a couple of years ago a are now hooked. We love to walk the dog and the surfaces are great in all weathers. Wildlife is mostly separated so disturbance is minimal but you can see so much without leaving the main...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nigel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a bleak winter day, not the best time. But what an expanse of lovely walks and bird marshes. Will return again in Spring.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Arete49
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a great place to visit for a walk in the fresh air (with or without your dog, children or bike) offering sea, river and coastal inland pools and marsh. Whether you are a keen birdwatcher or just a beginner there...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely hour walking through nature reserve, was quite busy for a Sunday morning in January, word must be getting round what a great place to visit

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Noddyrye
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what ever time of day or year this wonderful haven is a must for tranquility, bird watching and sheer beauty

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ozzie504
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a bit special to me as it's where my children learned to ride a bike, and later, rollerblade. This is an excellent place to walk, with a dog or otherwise. If you are a bird watcher (I'm not) then this is even...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DSofEastSussex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Sussex wildlife trust is a great charity and owns a number of important habitat reserves throughout Sussex. Rye is possibly the jewel in the crown occupying a large site with enhanced sites for waterfowl and many other birds, mammals and insects. Good paths are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sussex_wanderers051
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Daft though it may seem that is the ideal time to explore the reserve. As your skin chills, and the rain drops roll down your face you may wonder whether the advice is from a mad man, but the fresh air will be all the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gary W
15 October 2018|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
Car park near harbour. Turn right at end of road next to toilets.
20 April 2018|
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Response from 456MarilynH | Reviewed this property |
It is a good walk, but I would recommend that the walk from Rye is a bit long, as there is a good walk to the sea once you get there!! And that is not to be missed...but if refuelling Bosons Bite at the harbour is the place... More
14 February 2018|
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Response from AndrewJohnWaller | Reviewed this property |
The Rye circular walk via Winchelsea is about 7 miles, but there are are plenty of shorter (or longer) ones you could choose.